Fri 26 September 2014
WaywardnessSaidiya Hartman19:00–19:45 Fri 26 Sep/ Tramway
A socio-poetic reading on wayward communities - The wayward create upheavals, incite tumult. They come and go as they please; they are fugitive; they are in open rebellion against society.
Killer of Sheep20:15–22:15 Fri 26 Sep/ Tramway
Killer of Sheep is an undisputed masterpiece of African-American filmmaking and one of the most poetic, perceptive dramas ever made about family and community.
Make a Way Out of No Way: ClubMikeQ, Miss Prissy, The Legendary Pony Zion Garçon , Kia Labeija23:00 Fri 26–03:00 Sat 27 Sep/ Stereo
Is it possible to dance our way out of the hardened stances and identity prisons we are locked in? A 4-hour MikeQ set and performances by three of the greatest performers of black working class dance in the USA.
Sat 27 September 2014
Fugitivity and WaywardnessSaidiya Hartman & Fred Moten14:00–15:30 Sat 27 Sep/ Tramway
An open conversation hosted by Saidiya Hartman and Fred Moten around ‘fugitivity’ and ‘waywardness’ and what it means to be in flight, excessive or ungovernable.
Screening and Discussion
Touching the ImperceptibleArthur Jafa & Kara Keeling16:15–17:45 Sat 27 Sep/ Tramway
A performed filmic conversation on queer and black world making.
Speculum Orum: Shackled to the DeadM Lamar19:00–20:15 Sat 27 Sep/ Tramway
A queer black operatic requiem for piano and voice that asks us to stay in the hold of the slave ship, that tries to understand the connection from the slave ship to the prison.
Performance and Discussion
You've Never Seen Pain Expressed Like ThisMiss Prissy, The Legendary Pony Zion Garçon , Kia Labeija, Danielle Goldman21:00–23:00 Sat 27 Sep/ Tramway
A freestyle performed conversation for bodies and voices – with the Queen of Krump, the master of Vogue Femme Dramatics and the rising star of Vogue Women’s Performance.
Sun 28 September 2014
Dance WorkshopMiss Prissy & Glasgow Open Dance School11:00–13:00 Sun 28 Sep/ Tramway
A movement-based workshop on Krump and the politics of how we teach, learn and listen with our bodies. Move with us!
From Subjection to SubjectionReina Gossett, Saidiya Hartman, Charlene Sinclair14:00–16:00 Sun 28 Sep/ Tramway
A conversation about the movement for prison abolition and refusing the logic of race and sex that underpins the criminalisation and mass incarceration of communities.
Dreams are Colder than DeathArthur Jafa16:45–18:00 Sun 28 Sep/ Tramway
A landmark film on black life - a poetic filmic constellation of meditations, fragments and interviews on what it means to be black in America in the 21st century, from one of its great cinematographers.
RealnessIcon Ayana Christian, The Legendary Co-Founder Michael Roberson Garçon , Reina Gossett, Fred Moten, Charlene Sinclair19:00–21:15 Sun 28 Sep/ Tramway
A discussion about what is at stake in the performance of realness and the practice of passing, and how they are both acts of survival and resistance.
Performance and Reading
Mutual InstrumentsFred Moten & Miss Prissy22:00–22:30 Sun 28 Sep/ Tramway
Can our favourite Vegas-born poet of prophetic blackness and a South Central transmuter of social rage into beauty feel through each other?