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Memories for the Future | Workshop Series

A black-and-white image of a young Black schoolgirl resting in the sunlight from a bright window with an old-time radio.

Garrett Bradley, America (video still), 2019.
Multichannel video installation. Courtesy the artist

Jan 23
12:00pm —
Mar 18, 2021
12:00pm

Garrett Bradley

Memories for the Future is a workshop series with accompanying digital resources, inviting the public to consider how memories are preserved and given visual and sonic form. The program asks audiences to create short films by considering the role of what in their lives has been lost or left behind—places, people, histories, and sensations—and how it might be transformed and brought into the future. The workshops take inspiration from filmmaker Garrett Bradley’s America (2019), a multichannel video installation organized around twelve short black-and-white films that reimagines scenes of Black history and life from the early decades of the twentieth century. 

The workshop series, facilitated by filmmakers, sonic artists, and other visual storytellers,  offers filmmaking and scoring techniques to support audiences with creating short films. Those who participate in the workshops will have the chance to have their films screened at a live program on March 18th, 2021, in celebration of their work and of Bradley’s exhibition, Projects: Garrett Bradley on view at MoMA. 
 

Workshops

Memories for the Future

Visual Storytelling Workshop
January 23 2021

Memories for the Future

Sound Scoring Workshop
January 30 2021

Memories for the Future

Visual Storytelling Workshop
February 06 2021

Memories for the Future

Sound Scoring Workshop
February 13 2021

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January 30 2021

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February 06 2021

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Facilitators & Contributors

Jeannette Rodríguez Píneda

(Workshop Facilitator & Digital Resource Contributor) is a Dominican-American mixed media artist and educator using antiquarian emulsion based processes as a means of remembering soils called home.

(Workshop Facilitator & Digital Resource Contributor) is a Dominican-American mixed media artist and educator using antiquarian emulsion based processes as a means of remembering soils called home. They have an intergenerational teaching practice that spans across the five boroughs and co-authored ‘The Teaching Artist Companion to Aesthetic Perspectives: Attributes of Excellence in Arts for Change.’


Jazmin Jones

(Workshop Facilitator) is a visual storyteller, collective organizer, photographer, filmmaker, producer, and curator. Jones is New York-based, Bay Area-raised, and a co-founding member of BUFU: By Us

(Workshop Facilitator) is a visual storyteller, collective organizer, photographer, filmmaker, producer, and curator. Jones is New York-based, Bay Area-raised, and a co-founding member of BUFU: By Us For Us, a project-based collective interested in building solidarity amongst Us.


Udit Duseja

(Workshop Facilitator) is a sound designer working between Mumbai and London. Since 2009, he has honed his approach to explore the intersection between sound and music, creating experimental sonic

(Workshop Facilitator) is a sound designer working between Mumbai and London. Since 2009, he has honed his approach to explore the intersection between sound and music, creating experimental sonic experiences which address a multiplicity of themes. He designed the score for America.


Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

(Workshop Facilitator) is a New York-Based artist, composer, and performer considering notions of errant relations which thrive across subjectivities. Toussaint-Baptiste was a 2017 Artist-in

(Workshop Facilitator) is a New York-Based artist, composer, and performer considering notions of errant relations which thrive across subjectivities. Toussaint-Baptiste was a 2017 Artist-in-Residence at Issue Project Room and received a Bessie Award in 2018 for Outstanding Music Composition and Sound Design.


Trevor Mathison

(Workshop Facilitator) is a founding member of Black Audio Film Collective, the award-winning documentary film group (Handsworth Songs (1986), The March (2013)). He formed Dubmorphology with Gary

(Workshop Facilitator) is a founding member of Black Audio Film Collective, the award-winning documentary film group (Handsworth Songs (1986), The March (2013)). He formed Dubmorphology with Gary Stewart in 2005. Mathison composed the score for America (2019).


Ari Melenciano

(Workshop Facilitator) is an artist, designer, creative technologist, researcher, and educator passionate about exploring the relationships between various forms of design and sentient experiences.

(Workshop Facilitator) is an artist, designer, creative technologist, researcher, and educator passionate about exploring the relationships between various forms of design and sentient experiences. Currently, her research is a synthesis of human-computer interactive technologies, architecture, Afrocentric design practices, counterculture, audiovisuality, biomimicry, experimental pedagogy, and Black radical imagination.


(Film Compilation Editor) is an Atlanta based Director, Producer, and Editor who aims to create films that spark conversation. Through her work, Jalea intentionally focuses on telling stories centered

(Film Compilation Editor) is an Atlanta based Director, Producer, and Editor who aims to create films that spark conversation. Through her work, Jalea intentionally focuses on telling stories centered on highlighting the culture and authenticity of marginalized communities and the human condition, all while reclaiming the narrative of stories that are often misconstrued or untold.


(Digital Resource Contributor) Nia I'man Smith is an arts administrator & educator, creator, and independent music scholar based in Bed-Stuy. She is the creator of THE BLACK CONNECTION, a multi

(Digital Resource Contributor) Nia I'man Smith is an arts administrator & educator, creator, and independent music scholar based in Bed-Stuy. She is the creator of THE BLACK CONNECTION, a multi-platform exploration of her interest in the music, visual culture, and Orisa traditions of the Black Diaspora. She is also the creator and lead voice of SONIC BLACKNUSS, a podcast at the intersection of Black music and memory.