Join Art + Practice for a conversation with filmmakers and archivists Renata Cherlise and Russell Hamilton speak with curator, archivist, and filmmaker Darol Olu Kae on the occasion of Time is Running Out of Time: Experimental Film and Video from the L.A. Rebellion and Today. Cherlise and Hamilton will discuss with Kae their use of the archive in Black Superman as well as their other collaboration, Atlanta Black and Blue, their respective archival-based practices, issues of access and ethics, and their observations about the increased use of archival materials in film/video work.
This program is organized on the occasion of Time is Running Out of Time: Experimental Film and Video from the L.A. Rebellion and Today, which is on view at Art + Practice through September 14, 2019 and is presented in conjunction with Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983, on view at The Broad through September 1, 2019.
Time is Running Out of Time is presented by Art + Practice in collaboration with The Broad, and is curated by The Broad’s Jheanelle Brown, Programs Manager and Sarah Loyer, Associate Curator and Exhibitions Manager.
All contemporary art programs at Art + Practice are free and open to all. No RSVPs or tickets are required, but seating is limited, so please arrive early to find a seat. Ample metered and public lot parking is available.
Darol Olu Kae is a filmmaker, curator, and creative researcher from and based in Los Angeles whose artistic and curatorial practice is concerned with the reverberations of collective memory, time, mythology, and history through a critical and contemporary practice that blurs the line between poetics and politics, imagination and reality.
He currently co-curates Black Radical Imagination with Jheanelle Brown. Black Radical Imagination is a touring program of visual shorts co-founded by Erin Christovale and Amir George that highlights new voices and stories within the African diaspora. Additionally, he serves as program coordinator for The Underground Museum’s Future Filmmakers Program at Dorsey High School in South Central and operates as both curriculum developer and teaching artist at Centennial High School in Compton, where he helped to create an after-school film program.
Renata Cherlise is a multidisciplinary, research-based visual artist who uses various mediums to explore themes of identity, familial interiors, and cultural practices. Cherlise’s work seamlessly bridges her southern upbringing with contemporary methodologies in digital and physical spaces while reimagining notions of the Black experience. Her archival project, Blvck Vrchives, has evolved from a photo-based website of visual narratives, into a collaborative platform featuring archival histories and modern-day stories from across the African diaspora.
Russell Hamilton is a Jamaican-American multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. His creative practice permeates ethnology & sociology throughout the diaspora. Hamilton’s commitment is to examine the multiplicity of marginalized demographics, highlighting the nuance & agency of their communities. Photography and filmmaking serve as the vehicle for documentation, using the archives as his framework. Hamilton recently edited conceptual stage projections in conjunction with Blvck Vrchives for Ms. Lauryn Hill as well as jazz musician Kamasi Washington. His debut photo exhibition entitled MAS was featured in the 2018 Month of Photography L.A. capturing Jamaica’s highly celebrated Carnival Season. Russell is currently working on a book slated to release Fall 2019 chronicling his travels throughout the West Indies.