Arts - Fashion - Gallery
We will examine the intersectionality of Blackness and Queerness and Transness in storytelling, focusing on themes of femininity, siblinghood, spirituality, and dialect. These themes will be explored as they are depicted in Of Men and Gods, Mirror, Mirror and Marlon Riggs’ Tongues Untied. We will study some of the techniques and tradition each director utilizes in order to convey these themes, including: Theater, Slow motion, handheld cam operation, close-up, and intimate interview.
We will examine some of Mercedes’ work, including some scriptwriting, poetry and two videos: #PRIDEEXTENDED and the latest draft of her forthcoming documentary The World and Then Some. Much like the first week, we will get a chance to explore different themes and techniques she utilizes, some of which she’s adopted from Marlon Riggs, Bailie Walsh, Laurence Magloire and Anne Lescot.
Folks will share their original creations along with the artist(s) who served as inspirations for said work. This will give us all a chance to not only share techniques and themes, but also learn the works of folks we may not be familiar with.
The Arts and Cultural Organizing Micro Learning Pod leads us through a quarterly learning rotation and self-determined syllabus that will invite creative community members, artists and scholars to present their work, inspirations and technical skills to inspire creative community experimentation and artistic development within the Ujima ecosystem and beyond.