Black Spatial Relics: A New Performance Residency about Slavery, Justice, and Freedom
Arielle Julia Brown| May 6th| 1pm-2:30pm PDT| Kaufman Hall 1000 or via Zoom
In this talk, Arielle Julia Brown will describe in detail the design and impact of her project. A site responsive performance residency commissioned in its first year (2016-2017) by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University, Black Spatial Relics is an independent organization that supports new performance work about slavery, justice and freedom across the African DIaspora.
Raised between Hayward California and Conley Georgia by her beloved migratory people, Arielle now also calls Philadelphia, PA home. Arielle’s practices traverse cultural strategy, performance curation, dramaturgy, facilitation and performance making. Arielle’s work as a cultural worker calls forward spaces for truthtelling the likes of which continue to make expansive space for Beloved Community. Across her efforts, Arielle is committed to supporting and creating Black performance work that commands imaginative and material space for social transformation.
This talk is part of the Decolonial Theory and Practice speaker series organised by Alex Ungprateeb Flynn, Lili Raygoza, and Rashaida Hill. The series approaches questions of decoloniality from the core perspectives that underpin WACD’s research and teaching, including the generation of social theory from cultural phenomena, methodological pathways that emerge from practice-based research, ethnographic conceptualisations of performance and dance, and artistic intervention as transformative gesture.