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Canceled—Children of NAN: Mothership followed by Cry of the Third Eye: The Last Resort

  • Saturday, May 2, 2020
  • 3:30 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium

As a precautionary measure in light of COVID-19, the Gallery has canceled this event. We hope to welcome you to the Gallery soon and thank you for your support.

Discussion with Tsedaye Makonnen, Alisha Wormsley, and Li Harris, in partnership with Washington Project for the Arts (WPA)

Alisha Wormsley's multimedia work, Children of NAN: Mothership, is an archive of video footage, photos, objects, philosophies, myths, rituals, and performances that Wormsley has been compiling for over a decade. Part of this work, a single-channel video is screened at the Gallery. (Alisha Wormsley, 2019)

Cry of the Third Eye: The Last Resort is the final part of a three act opera film — with live vocals and theremin — that considers gentrification, intergenerational legacy, loss, and the space of dreams. (Li Harris, 2019) (Total running time approximately 75 minutes)

This event is a component of the exhibition Black Women and the Archive: Space, Moving Image Memory, guest curated by Tsedaye Makonnen at the WPA, on view through June.