Date & Time:
Sat July 9, 2022
The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Open to the public
TO TROUBLE, ESCAPE & EXCEED - CURATED BY THE CONCERNED BLACK IMAGE MAKERS
(Various artists, 2017-2021, ~47 min + conversation, digital)
Concerned Black Image Makers (CBIM) presents a program of Black cinema shorts that traverse questions of leisure, rest, ways of “being”, memory reconstruction, and dreaming practices through the lens of the body, history, place, poetics, the spiritual, and family lineage.
Following the screening, members of the Concerned Black Image Makers will join Shala Miller in conversation.
Founded in 2017 by L’soft and zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o’neal, CBIM facilitates dialogue and meaningful collaborations amongst lens-based artists whose concerns are specific to the diverse spectrums of Black identified experiences, while also highlighting alternative visions and critiques of black aesthetics.
CBIM prioritizes the critical connections between lens-based practices and the demand for visual integrity.
About the films:
Spit on the Broom (Madeleine Hunt Ehrlich, 12 min, 2019, digital)
The Echo (Shala Miller, 8:13 min, 2017, digital)
Mourning Chorus (Shala Miller, 2021, 3:18 min, digital)
I ran from it, and was still in it (Darol Olu Kae, 11 min, 2020, digital)
How To Disappear Completely (Cameron Granger, 2 min, 2020, digital)
Everybody Has a Right to Survive (Chelsea Odufu, 7 min, 2021, digital)
Watch a companion online event (7/8-7/15):
5 Stages of Nile with Miles Reuben & Darryl DeAngelo Terrell
In an intimate conversation artist, curator and CBIM member Darryl DeAngelo Terrell speaks with filmmaker Miles Reuben about his 2020 short film “NILE: A Visual Embodiment of a Sonic Experience.” The conversation follows themes of grief, family relationship, fatherhood, and spirituality along with the creative process it took to make the film.
Starting at 12 PM Central Time on July 8th, “NILE: A Visual Embodiment of a Sonic Experience” and a pre-recorded conversation with the artist and curator will be available on this page as well as on the Block's Vimeo. The program will be available to watch for free for a 7-day period.
Co-presented with support from the Black Arts Consortium at Northwestern University
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at email@example.com