Spinning Home Movies: Collaborators Conversation with South Side Home Movie Project and D-Composed
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7:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
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. Then, 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.
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.
About the Artists
D-Composed, Chicago-Based Chamber Music
Led by their mission to uplift and empower society through the power
of Black composers, this Chicago based creative incubator acts as a
bridge between the past and present to the future of representation,
music centered experiences, and the communal power of Blackcomposers and
Emily Hooper Lansana, Senior Director of Community Arts, UChicago Arts
Emily is an arts administrator, educator and performing artist, she is Associate Director of Community Arts Engagement at the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago. She performs with In the Spirit. She has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival, the National Association of Black Storytellers Festival, and at many venues.