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sx archipelagos now accepting submissions for "Slavery in the Machine"

17 February 2018
sx archipelagos

sx archipelagos is now accepting submissions for our upcoming special section "Slavery in the Machine," guest edited by Jessica Marie Johnson. This special section aims to highlight scholarship situated at the intersection of technology and hemispheric American slavery. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Filmmaker Frances Negrón-Muntaner in conversation with Vanessa Pérez-Rosario

17 February 2018

Latina Life Stories Speaker Series Presents: 

Date: 27 February 2018

Time: 3:40-5:15pm

Location: Woody Tanger Auditorium, Brooklyn College Library 

Frances Negrón-Muntaner is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, curator, scholar and professor at Columbia University, where she is the founding director of the Media and Idea Lab and founding curator of the Latino Arts and Activism Archive at Columbia’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Library.

New exhibit at Colorado College curated by Anthony Bogues

13 February 2018
The Art of Haiti

Saturday, 10 February. The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College will officially open The Art of Haiti: Loas, History and Memory, a title which curator Anthony Bogues calls “deliberate and precise,” features contemporary Haitian artwork, commenting on the cultural memory of Haiti, the Loas (spirits) that embody the Vodou religion, and the history that informs the art and culture of Haiti today. 

Projecting the New Thing: Black Experimental Film in the Wake of the Black Arts

12 February 2018
Gabrielle DaCosta, Brent Edwards, Michael Heller, Alan Glover

02 February. Curated by Brent H. Edwards, Projecting the New Thing: Black Experimental Film in the Wake of the Black Arts explores the aesthetic experiments of black filmmakers in the 1960s and 70s, when a number of African American artists began to explore 16mm film as a medium for black aesthetics. Working independently, taking advantage of sporadic and fleeting government funding or institutional support when they could, a number of black writers and musicians turned to film with an eye to the possibilities of crafting a visionary cinema.

The Jamaican 1960s

4 January 2018

The most recent issue of Small Axe features a special section, “The Jamaican 1960s.” This section prompts contributors to rethink the cultural-political historiography of Jamaica, as well as question the normative narrative of the making of modern Jamaica.

What's beyond the boundary of the shoreline? | Nadia Huggins | TEDxPortofSpain

13 December 2017

In this talk, Nadia Huggins, an artist affiliated with Small Axe's Caribbean Queer Visualities project, explores the in-between spaces of the shoreline and beneath the water. Through the use of her images, she explores the moments of vulnerablities of moments at the boundaries of the shorelines and how constructs emerge in these spaces. Nadia Huggins is a self-taught visual artist and self-employed graphic designer. She was born in Trinidad & Tobago, grew up in Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, and has lived and worked in Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad.

Listening to Small Axe 54

13 December 2017

Popcaan Where We Come From album cover by Small Axe 54 cover artist Ricardo Edwards

by Tiana Reid

For the playlist to accompany Small Axe's latest issue, we stayed close to the Jamaican 1960s special section. And yet the afterlife of music—Peter Tosh's "I Am That I Am" (1977) or even Popcaan's "Where We Come From" (2014)—suggests that the 1960s as an era lived much longer than its nominal decade.

Small Axe 54 playlist