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Southern Alberta Art Gallery: Publication Studio Workshop – On the Blackness of Blacknuss

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm MST

$10 – $20

Southern Alberta Art Gallery

Publication Studio Workshop – On the Blackness of Blacknuss

Sunday, February 14, 2021   |   2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Online Event: ZOOM

$20 Regular | $10 with SAAG Pass
Register – info@saag.ca

www.saag.ca
403.327.8770
info@saag.ca

 

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PUBLICATION STUDIO WORKSHOP | ON THE BLACKNESS OF BLACKNUSS | VIRTUAL
February 14 | 2 – 4 PM
$20 | $10 with SAAG Pass

In recognition of Black History Month, the SAAG is hosting an online Publication Studio Workshop to publish ON THE BLACKNESS OF BLACKNUSS, a series of four pamphlets initiated by the Moor’s Head Press of BLACKNUSS: books + other relics, and published by Publication Studio Hudson. The series is edited by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts and was begun in the year of Eric Garner, John Crawford III, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Cameron Tillman, VonDerrit Myers, Jr., Laquan McDonald, Carey Smith-Viramontes, Jeffrey Holden, Qusean Whitten, Miguel Benton, Dillon McGee, Levi Weaver, Karen Cifuentes, Sergio Ramos, Roshad McIntosh, Diana Showman and Akai Gurley.

Materials will be available for pick-up at the gallery in advance of the workshop, or can be mailed to participants who register by February 3. We will gather online over zoom, assembling our pamphlets together, and sharing in the brilliance of black writers. This at-home workshop will be led by Public Engagement Intern Dominique Charles, who will offer a reading of black, feminist poetry during the event.

THE FACT OF BLACKNESS | FRANTZ FANON
Frantz Fanon was perhaps the seminal theoretician of postcolonial politics, culture and identity; his two major books, Black Skin, White Masks (1952) and The Wretched of the Earth (1961), have been widely read and have provided an important inspiration for liberation movements around the world. Born in Martinique, Fanon studied medicine in Paris and became a psychiatrist in Algeria during its wars of liberation from France. ‘The Fact of Blackness’ is Fanon’s celebrated essay describing the consciousness of the ‘black’ subject in a world of ‘white’ power.

MY BLACK DEATH | ARTHUR JAFA
Arthur Jafa is a director, cinematographer, artist and critic who was born in Mississippi in 1960. He was the producer and cinematographer for Daughters of the Dust (1992), the cinematographer for Crooklyn (1994), and also worked on Eyes Wide Shut (1999). His 2014 film Dreams Are Colder Than Death premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and the New York Film Festival and won the award for Best Feature Documentary at the Black Star Film Festival. Along with Malik Sayeed and Elissa Blount-Moorehead, Jafa leads TNEG, a film studio based in Los Angeles.

NO HUMANS | SYLVIA WINTER
Sylvia Wynter was born in Cuba in 1928 to Jamaican parents who soon repatriated to their home country. A novelist, playwright, and cultural theorist, Wynter’s work has focused on redefining what it means to be human in the face of Western thought. She is professor emerita at Stanford University.

OF THE DAWN OF FREEDOM | W. E. B. DU BOIS
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963) was among the most influential proponents of civil rights during a presence that covered five decades. A sociologist, historian, novelist and activist, Du Bois was the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. He went on to lead the Niagara Movement, a precursor of the N.A.A.C.P. For many years he edited that organization’s journal, The Crisis. Du Bois later trained his attention on Pan-Africanism, anticolonialsim, socialism and world peace. He moved to Ghana and rescinded his United States citizenship a few months before his death.

Publication Studio is a network of 11 studios spanning four continents, that prints, binds, and distributes books by hand, creating original work with artists and writers they admire. Founded in 2009 in Portland, Oregon, Publication Studio is intended as a social gathering place for people interested in publication, and the publishing of their own work, producing books one at a time on-demand, using a variety of means.

This event is hosted online over zoom. Please email info@saag.ca to register.