BLACK LIVES MATTER
SITES OF POWER is the latest Black Imagination exhibition-slash-experience co-created in community to center and amplify the resonance of our intersectional Black voices. Viral conceptual artist, Natasha Marin, led this evocative iteration of this on-going project with award-winning director, Jay O'Leary Woods.
Over 20 organizations have supported this on-going project, including 4Culture with a generous grant of $8,500. Curator, Natasha Marin, joined forces with Jay O'Leary Woods, who worked remotely from Scotland and Seattle to direct 8 performers, 1 composer, and a video editor (all in different locations) to create a series of short video adaptations based on the book Black Imagination: Black Voices on Black Futures (McSweeney's, 2020) amidst a global pandemic. With support from Jack Straw Cultural Center, Marin interviewed local Seattleites for Sites of Power and collaborated with creatives like Dante Barger, Chris Ivey, Sydney Foster and others across disciplines to create this interactive online experience featuring experiments with sound, video, and visual art. +Statement