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Thomas F. DeFrantz
Friday, October 29, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Quran Karriem Thomas F. DeFrantz
Talking|Dance Series

The Talking|Dance series are each hour-long explorations of ideas that involve the audience in the creation of the event. WHITE PRIVILEGE means to call out systems of supremacy that create containers for Black experience. Too often, well-meaning white people fail to recognize how they are entirely complicit in the disavowals that craft Black rage. They imagine social circumstance as a somehow "natural occurrence" and become satisfied by witnessing Black creativity as difference. The terms of white privilege allow for this detachment, as if we were not all incredibly traumatized by the deeds of racist and greedy ancestors. This work deploys the "Synth Ball," a live processing controller developed in the SLIPPAGE lab by collaborators and musicians Quran Karriem and Becca Uliasz, to underscore portions of the spoken text.

Contact: Shireen Dickson