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Glory in the Dark: Performance & Practice ft. visual artist Shikeith

Presented by Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at Online/Virtual Space

January 21, 2021

The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics and the August Wilson House present; August Wilson House Fall/Winter Fellow and CAAPP Artist in Residence: Shikeith.

The performance and reading occur within Shikeith’s current installation, "Feeling The Spirit In The Dark" currently on view at The Mattress Factory Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Shikieth’s installation has been described as a “euphoric” exploration of Black masculinity. About the installation, culture writer Daria...

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The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics and the August Wilson House present; August Wilson House Fall/Winter Fellow and CAAPP Artist in Residence: Shikeith.

The performance and reading occur within Shikeith’s current installation, "Feeling The Spirit In The Dark" currently on view at The Mattress Factory Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Shikieth’s installation has been described as a “euphoric” exploration of Black masculinity. About the installation, culture writer Daria Harper observes that Shikeith, “guides viewers on a voyage from the transatlantic slave trade, to an abandoned Pittsburgh church” highlighting how secular ecstatics are “sometimes inextricable from experiencing a more traditional spiritual euphoria.” What are the various forms this ecstasy or glory can take in the contemporary? In the past? In the Black lineage so impacted by slavery? Shikeith will discuss his practice, works-in-progress, and the questions, like these, that inform artistic craft.

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Dates & times

Thu, Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm

Admission

Free Registration through Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/piihqelp

 

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