Atlanta, Georgia – On Saturday June 19, in commemoration of June 19, Flux Projects will present Remembrance as Resistance by Charmaine Minniefield: Preserving Black Narratives in its entirety, a press release says.
As a tribute to recently unmarked unmarked graves at African American burial grounds in Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery, Remembrance as Resistance was scheduled to be an in-person event last year. Postponed for the pandemic, it was released as a series of virtual programs and events. Flux Projects remains committed to launching the site-specific physical installation on June 19 of this year and continuing through July 11.
Through this project, Minniefield celebrates Ring Shout, a traditional African-American worship and gathering practice, whose origins in West African rituals and ceremonies predate slavery. Minniefield explores the evidence of its survival in contemporary dance, music and spoken word creation to testify to the resilience of a people.
The project includes a replica of a House of Worship, a small wooden structure used for worship, and includes a Ring Shout multimedia installation with video projections inside the building and a sound installation emanating from the structure on the Newly restored African American. Graveyard.
To ensure the safety of members of the public during COVID, a limited number of people will be admitted to the House of Worship at a time and masks will be required to enter. People are encouraged to set aside a time to watch, and reservations will be given priority over walk-in tours. Free admission tickets will be available on the Flux Projects website from May 17 until the end of the installation.
Remembrance as Resistance is presented in collaboration with the Historic Oakland Foundation and the City of Atlanta. The project is accompanied by a free digital tour experience, developed by Historic Oakland Foundation in partnership with Flux Projects, Charmaine Minniefield and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. The Historic Oakland Foundation will also be offering free tours of African American burial sites during the life of the project. More information is available at www.oaklandcimetière.com.
Virtual programs from 2020 can be viewed on the Flux Projects website: fluxprojects.org
The project is supported by Mailchimp and grants from the National Black Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. It is under construction with support from CD Moody Construction, Point South Architecture & Design and Shear Structural. During his research for the project, Minniefield was Artist in Residence at the Rose Library at Emory University.
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