black beyond_ NAVEL Fall 2020 workshop series
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As a group we explored the history of sound as technology to preserve and transcend the spirit of ancestors and the indigenous. Akeema-Zane led immersive sound experiments such as ‘writing sound’ and wearing blindfolds to initiate sonic journeys.
Following our research, we morphed and created sounds for a collective soundscape as an embodied practice in reference to ‘afro – nowism’.
" That they will kill every one of us while never killing us all might be past poetry's reach, but our winning is in that margin. What we mourn is what Jasbir Puar might call this continual maiming. Every day we celebrate a mass for that in our gathering, in our assembly, and in the sharing of our needs and the practice of our obligations, our cargo, which we bear even in the murderousness of this war so that we are always militantly for all of us even more than we are against every one of them." - Fred Moten, Note on a Blue Note in the Gospel of Barbecue