Monday, September 21, 2009
Performance Collaboration with Ayanna Jolivet-Mccloud and Wura-Natasha Ogunji: one hundred black women, one hundred actions
one hundred black women, one hundred actions is a performance of critical actions, gestures and movements by one hundred black women from around the world to be documented then performed by one hundred black women in various public and private sites.
Through physical actions which are recorded here: http://onehundredactions.wordpress.com/ in various forms as photographs, drawings, video and written descriptions, the public can respond to the following question: “What is a gesture of personal power, an extreme action that is necessary in your daily life?” From these actions, Jolivet-Mccloud and Ogunji will choreograph 100 movements to be taught to and then performed live by 100 black women at the first site, TBA. It is their desire to invoke collective strength through a work which specifically aims to locate the presence of black female bodies as central, political, powerful forces in the world.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
To participate in one hundred black women, one hundred actions send documentation of a critical action, gesture or movement, which answers the following question: “What is a gesture of personal power, an extreme action that is necessary in your daily life?”
Your physical action can be recorded as a photograph, drawing, video or written description. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to send the name of your action, your location, and website if you have one.