Mar 18, 2021
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.
Garrett Bradley, Tina Campt, and Trevor Mathison in Conversation
March 18, 2021
This compilation features excerpts of films and scores made by participants in the Memories for the Future workshop series.
This DIY Guide is presented as part of Memories for the Future, a program series with accompanying digital resources inviting audiences to create short films.
Sydney Murphy Public Programs Fall 2020 Intern
Family photos hold a unique space within our personal histories and contemporary art.
Jeannette Rodríguez-Píneda with Isabelle Saldaña & Nia Smith
This self-guided, self-paced resource contains several offerings for how to engage with and understand film, as well as activations that delve into the film-making process.
(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) 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 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 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 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 an artist, designer, creative technologist, researcher, and educator passionate about exploring the relationships between various forms of design and sentient experiences.
(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
(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