Artists Seed Lynn and Sadie Woods present their ongoing research and performance project, Ghoema: When the Party is a Protest. Ghoema (named for a Cape Malay drum and rhythm motif), is a study of diasporic carnival traditions. As the drum centers the ceremony's spirit, Gheoma centers the role of communal memory and creolization in the wake of slavery, colonization, and systemic oppression.
Lynn and Woods chronicle their folk research practice through documentary photography, sound, and video works from Africa, the Americas, and Europe. When The Party is a Protestis part discourse and part proposal: inviting the audience to ask, "How do you remember? How do you carnival?"
This artist talk will take place at The Commons at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 East Chicago Avenue, on November 12 from 6:00-7:30pm.
Ghoema is supported in part by the Propeller Fund.