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MANCC Welcomes Visiting Artist Will Rawls

08sepAll Day20MANCC Welcomes Visiting Artist Will Rawls(All Day) Ongoing EventOngoing Event


september 8, 2019 12:00am - september 20, 2019 11:59pm


Black Box Studio/Theatre

Event Details

New York based artist Will Rawls will come to MANCC for the first time to further the development of [siccer]. Building from the editorial term for a misspelled word, “[sic]”, [siccer] is a dance and film project challenging widespread circulation and representation of black bodies through quotation, memes and photos. An interdisciplinary artist, Rawls uses [siccer] to consider the history of images surrounding black bodies-in-action, the relation of photography and film to fantasies of truth and the appropriation of language across social groups. Simultaneously, he explores the restlessness of gesture and language as strategies of black performance that question the certainty of reproduction and citation. [siccer] cultivates elusiveness and abstraction to resist the “racial gristmill” of mass, social media.

Tentative Film Screening- Wednesday September 18th, @5:30 PM in the Montgomery Hall Black Box Studio

Photo Still from The Planet Eaters, 2013. Photo by Brian Rogers.