South Side Home Movie Project

Spinning Home Movies: Collaborators Conversation with South Side Home Movie Project and D-Composed
Presented by SSHMP and Arts + Public Life

Thurs, Sep 2, 7pm
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In follow-up to the premiere of “Spinning Home Movies: The Movements of D-Composed,” join D-Composed ensemble members and the South Side Home Movie Project team for an in-depth conversation about this unique artist/archive collaboration. What happens when a group of chamber musicians dedicated to honoring Black creativity and culture spends six months exploring vintage home movies filmed by 20th century residents of Chicago’s South Side? Watch “Spinning Home Movies: The Movements of D-Composed,” featuring four short films composed of archival home movie footage from the South Side Home Movie Project, curated and soundtracked with original performances by D-Composed, to experience the results of this unique collaboration, and join us for a conversation about creative collaboration, new approaches to activating archives, and the continually unfolding history of Black storytelling, moderated by Emily Hooper Lansana, Senior Director of Community Arts at UChicago Arts and nationally recognized performance artist.

The conversation will feature D-Composed ensemble members Kori Coleman (Founder and Executive Director), Tahirah Whittington (Cellist and Composer), Yelley Taylor (Artistic Director and Violist) and Caitlin Edwards (Violinist), along with South Side Home Movie Project Director Jacqueline Stewart and Spinning Home Movies series producer Avery LaFlamme.

The creative collaboration between D-Composed, South Side Home Movie Project and Arts + Public Life was supported by a generous grant from The Franke Institute for the Humanities at the University of Chicago.

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Spinning Home Movies is produced and presented by Arts + Public Life (APL) and South Side Home Movie Project (SSHMP), with support from the University of Chicago Women’s Board.