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Call & Response: Experiments in Joy Festival, August 22-24

The weekend of August 22-24, 2014, seven black women artists will premiere new work in the Experiments in Joy Festival as part of “Call & Response,” a dynamic of black women and performance at Antioch College.

These artists are Antioch Associate Professor of Performance Gabrielle Civil, Duriel E. Harris (Chicago, IL), Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle (Los Angeles, CA), Rosamond S. King (Brooklyn, NY), Wura-Natasha Ogunji (Austin, TX and Lagos, Nigeria), Miré Regulus (Minneapolis, MN) and Awilda Rodríguez Lora (San Juan, Puerto Rico).

In July, these artists met together to share work, connect with the community and collaborate on a “Call,” a collective prompt for artistic action. The theme that emerged for the “Call” was “Experiments in Joy.”

This festival is the “Response” to that “Call.” 

All events are free and open to the public and will take place in the Antioch College Foundry Theater (*except where noted). Along with the artists’ installations and live performance, the festival will include community experiments, a short film series and more! 

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Program Schedule

Friday August 22
Kentifrica Is or Kentifrica Ain’t?                 7:00 p.m.
moderated by Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

Saturday August 23
Installations & Live Performance                 3:00-5:00 p.m.
(audience members can drop in, witness and participate in ongoing and overlapping pieces)

Leave It Behind, by Rosamond S. King
Paint Like a Man! Live Painting, by Wura-Natasha Oguni
My brown body, this I know, by Miré Regulus

Contemporary Kentifrican Cuisine               5:30 p.m.
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle with Isaac DeLamatre
*Festival meal in North Dining Hall
($10 for non-students) 

An Evening of Responses                   7: 00 p.m.
(Actions by project artists and more)

_______ is the thing with feathers, by Gabrielle Civil
My brown body, this I know, by Miré Regulus
Tiny Winey, by Rosamond S. King
Paint Like a Man! Live Auction, by Wura Natasha Ogunji
SPIN: Brighter Days Music Factory, by Duriel E. Harris  

Open Studio                           10: 00 p.m.
La Mujer Maravilla Exploración # 4, by Awilda Rodríguez Lora
(Come witness and engage this artist’s process…)

Sunday August 24
Community Experiments          2: 00 p.m.
(Here community members can process the festival, engage in exercises, and develop and share their own experiments in joy!)  

Short Film Program                 3: 30 p.m.
(See how local and national artists responded to the “Call” in short films and videos.)  

All welcome!