Black Spatial Relics: Artist Talks with Julia B. Johnson and muthi reed

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 South 36th Street

This location is ADA accessible

Join Black Spatial Relics Artists-in-Residence, Julie B. Johnson and muthi reed in converation with Alice Paul Center Visiting Artist and Black Spatial Relics Director, Arielle Julia Brown. Black Spatial Relics is a new performance residency about slavery, justice and freedom. At the intersection of the 400th year anniversary of slavery in the U.S. colonies and the 100 year anniversary of womens* sufferage, this discussion will address how Julie and muthi's respective projects intersect with histories related to gender.

Art Black Spatial Relics: Artist Talk is the launch event of the 2019 Black Spatial Relics Convening. For more information about attending free performances and workshops in the convening, visit 

About the 2019 Black Spatial Relics Artists-in-Residence:

Julie B. Johnson is the creator of "Idle Crimes and Heavy Work." "Idle Crimes and Heavy Work" is developed in conjunction with her participation as a co-director of The Georgia Incarceration Performance Project -- a devised archives-to-performance collaboration exploring the history of incarceration and convict labor in Georgia. "Idle Crimes and Heavy Work," is a choreographic exploration of the often overlooked experiences of black women within this history, embodying narratives of gendered and racial violence, and amplifying modes of resistance and restoration. 

muthi reed is the creator of HOUSE OF BLACK INFINITY // WILDIN. Working between Philadelphia and York, Alabama, muthi's work is in partnership with Coleman Center for the Arts. HOUSE OF BLACK INFINITY // WILDIN is a community vision for intercultural trans reigional society, gathering and contemplating topographic visions for twenty first century living. Organizing the Council, muthi will conduct archival research about local Black and Native life. From research, they are making work to share in community -- part holler, porch sit, walk, ritual, libations, roll call, story performance, sing, prayer, drill. WILDIN is a conceptual audio and video performance work.


This event is a partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Art.

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