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Discussion | Bodies of Werk

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This discussion, moderated by artist Bart Fitzgerald, seeks to explore the shrouded spirituality at play on the dance floor of black queer communities. The conversation will draw upon works by Fitzgerald and those in Torrent Tea, as well as the 1998 text by E. Patrick Johnson Feeling the Spirit in the Dark: Expanding Notions of the Sacred in the African-American Gay Community. Considering the body, the sonic and the sacred in an academic context, Bodies of Werk questions the possibility of embodied life made sacred at conflicting intersections.

This event is taking place in conjunction with the group exhibition Torrent Tea: Queer Space and Photographic Futures that examines the work of artists of color catalyzing digital space as medium and message. Torrent Tea is on view at Newspace January 13 to February 25, 2017.

This event takes place at Newspace (1632 SE 10th Ave) and is free and open to the general public.

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Date:
February 25
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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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