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FREE Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water Screenings

Date/Time

September 15, 2021 to October 22, 2021
04:00 PM

Description

Howardena Pindell’s short video, Rope/Fire/Water, is a haunting distillation of historical data and statistics related to lynching and racist attacks. It opens with a personal memory from her childhood but proceeds without further personal comment as she reads — without inflecting her tone with sentiment — short excerpts from historical text. The bibliographical citations simply read out before each excerpt places an emphasis on historical fact. In reciting this history, the video is a closure for the artist and a reckoning for the public whom she hopes would be moved by it.

Each screening will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

Screening Facilitators

  • Sept. 24 | Friday | Dr. Sharri L. Coleman (Adjunct Professor, Clara Luper Department of African and African-American Studies, University of Oklahoma)
  • Sept. 26 | Sunday | Dr. Sharri L. Coleman (Adjunct Professor, Clara Luper Department of African and African-American Studies, University of Oklahoma)
  • Oct. 3 | Sunday | Dr. Robert Bailey (Associate Professor of Art History, University of Oklahoma)
  • Oct. 17 | Sunday | Dr. Sharri L. Coleman (Adjunct Professor, Clara Luper Department of African and African-American Studies, University of Oklahoma)
  • Oct. 22 | Friday | Michael Eric Owens (Founder and Executive Director of the Ralph Ellison Foundation)
  • Te Ata Theater | 7 p.m. Nov. 4

Location

Oklahoma Contemporary View map
11 NW 11th St,
Oklahoma City, OK 73103, US

Additional Information

Cost

FREE

Ages

VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED. This program contains images of racial violence, lynching and slavery.

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