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Where Future Unfolds

  • Hyde Park Art Center 5020 South Cornell Avenue Chicago, IL, 60615 United States (map)

Damon will be presenting new work both visual and sonic as a part of his Hyde Park Art Center studio residency. Work for a small vocal group/choir will be presented alongside visual works in progress in the form of drawings and screen prints. The lyrics and music created for the group are inspired by the 60s/70s use of gospel in the Civil Rights Struggle/Black Consciousness Movement. Though this sonic filter, the music will look at the contemporary moment as we continue to contend with a whole host of hatreds that remind us how little has changed in the years since this this was a primary musical voice for Black struggle. In similar ways the visual work will call upon artists best known by their work of that era like Emory Douglas or Barbara Jones-Hugu to inspire drawings and prints. The singers for this performance will be: Lauren Robinson, Allie Bradford, Tramaine Parker, Phillip Armstrong and Josephine Kern.