Revivals of Blackness | 2021 | FILM & VIRTUAL CEREMONY
Revivals of Blackness is an artistic offering to our kindred, honoring the life-giving contributions of global Black folks by staying real and more than well as we navigate legacies of U.S. racial violence. This innovative multimedia performance centers and challenges the ways we think about how Blackness intersects with ancestry, archive, ritual, and tradition.
Created collaboratively by artists Lela Aisha Jones, Luke Carlos O’Reilly, Alex Shaw, and filmmaker Aidan Un, this dynamic virtual ceremony interweaves music, dance, poetry, interviews, and visuals to illustrate the collective lived experiences of diasporic Blackness as effervescent, fluid, infinite, wayward, and always right on time. It invites us all to question and reflect upon the multitude of luscious ways that Blackness shapes our lives.