Georgia Incarceration Performance Project Presents: By Our Hands

Posted on: 1/29/2020 4:00AM

The Georgia Incarceration Performance Project Presents: By Our Hands. A free event and  a cross-institutional endeavour - the first of its kind - between Spelman College, the University of Georgia, librarians, archivists, students, professional artists, incarcerated collaborators, and community partners. Performances are Feb. 8 and 15 at 7:30pm & Feb. 9 and 16 at 2:30pm.

 

As past and present collide in this work, they continue to negotiate their relationship to incarceration and labor through reading, watching, talking, moving, mapping embodied memory, and exchanging stories. Together they ask:

  • How do we gather a community of Georgia residents to openly look at and discuss the difficult past (and present) of incarceration? 
  • How do we honestly negotiate our own relationship to incarceration, issues of race, and the impact of forced labor on our everyday experiences as Georgians? 
  • Encountering the archival material in the exhibit’s display cases [The New South and the New Slavery at UGA's Hargrett Library Gallery of Special Collections], “how exactly do [we] put emotion back into the inanimate” objects of this felt history?

 

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