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MANCC Visiting Artist, Edisa Weeks: Roots Party

03mar5:30 pm9:00 pmMANCC Visiting Artist, Edisa Weeks: Roots Party5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


march 3, 2020 5:30pm - march 3, 2020 9:00pm


Montgomery Hall (MON)



Event Details

New York-based multimedia artist Edisa Weeks will come to MANCC for the first time to develop her latest work 3 RITES: Life, Liberty, Happiness. The work will be a seven-hour interdisciplinary interactive experience that integrates live music, dance, text, and two visual installations to examine how America has protected, promoted, and pursued life, liberty, and happiness, and how these rights manifest in the body. During her time at MANCC, Weeks will specifically focus on the Liberty section of the work.

While in residence, Weeks will visit the Knott House Museum in Tallahassee, where a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation took place on May 20, 1865, and, with her collaborative team, she will participate in the Invisible Lives tour at Goodwood Museum and Gardens, which focuses specifically on perspectives of enslaved people. She will also host a Roots Party in Studio 301, to which she will invite people to join her in the journey of making 1,865 roots out of paper and twine.