Celebrate the closing of our second of three publisher residents for Publishing as Practice: Martine Syms has operated through Dominica Publishing. The event will launch with a workshop with LA/NOLA/NYC-based artist Mandy Harris Williams and continue with a set from beloved local DJ, Osagie OG. Discussion, beats, drinks, and snacks.
2PM Mandy Harris Williams will lead audiences in the workshop #BrownUpYourFeed - Getting Fed by Your Feed: An image says a thousand words and reifies hundreds of concepts. An image indicates tens of race, gender and interactive structures in how it is conceived, created, distributed and attended to. This talk/workshop asks us to examine why we follow what we do, and more importantly, how it is serving us. Many of us use Instagram with automaticity, not acknowledging that the images we are feeding ourselves work against our self esteem and value system. How can we design our followed media to sustain and augment our self esteem?
4-6PM+ DJ Set with Osagie OG.
Mandy Harris Williams is a theorist, multimedia conceptual artist, writer, educator, and internet/community academic. She is from New York and currently living in Los Angeles. In a nutshell, Mandy’s work seeks to get everybody the love that they deserve. She graduated from Harvard, having studied the History of the African Diaspora, as well as the mass incarceration crisis, and other contemporary black issues. She received her MA in Urban Education and worked as a classroom teacher for 7 years. She integrates a holistic didactic style in to her current creative practice. Her creative work has been presented at Paula Cooper Gallery, Navel Gallery, Knockdown Center and Women’s Center for Creative Work to name a few. She has contributed writing work to Dazed Magazine, MEL magazine, ForHarriet, and The Grio and is a frequent radio and podcast guest.
Image: Martine Syms presenting an Artbound episode titled The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto, after her work of the same name VIA YOUTUBE