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Black + Brown Lives Matter Performance + Dialogue Series: disruptions – MultiMedia + Spoken Word Open Mic
April 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
Curated by Mark Sabb and Michael Warr
disruptions will feature writing, spoken word, and digital / multimedia art relevant to the Black + Brown Lives Matter movements. The program will present multimedia works ranging from short experimental video to traditional “poetry films” that fit the theme.
Screenings / Open Mic: 7:30pm-10pm
This is a free event.
disruptions is part of the year-long Black + Brown Lives Matter Performance + Dialogue Series featuring performances, exhibits, discussions, and actions led by artivists, community organizers and residents of neighborhoods addressing engaged social change and gentrification. These monthly presentations and activities will provide an opportunity to interact directly with activists connected to the #BlackLIVESMatter, #QTPOCLiberation, #BlackandBrownLivesMatter, #ShutDownCastro and #AsiansforBlackLivesMatter and other segments of the movement and community. The series is facilitated by the Red Poppy Resident Artist Cohort in collaboration with the “Ubuntu: Can Art Save a Community?” documentary and book project.
Panelists will include:
Kwan Booth is a creative writer, journalist and media futurist focusing on the intersection of communications, community, art and technology. He is the editor of the anthology Black Futurists Speak and his creative writing has been published in CHORUS, Beyond the Frontier: African American Poets for the 21st Century, and the Journal for Pan African Studies.
Dorothy R. Santos is a writer, editor, and curator whose research areas and interests include new media and digital art, programming, the internet, augmented reality, online performance, gaming, open source culture, and political aesthetics. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts.
Mark Sabb is a Bay Area based digital artist and designer. Using the internet as his medium Mark’s works, which range from films, graphic and web design, to curating art exhibitions, have been featured on some of the most prominent independent music and art publications on the web ranging from Complex.com to Gallery Online for his work with the FELT art collective.
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