(Re)mnants: The Anatomy of Memory with Muse Dodd
August 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm– 8:00 pm EDT
Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 6–8 pm
In-person at Squeaky Wheel
Free or suggested donation
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Instructor: Muse Dodd
How can we tap into ancestral ways of re-memory? (Re)mnants: The Anatomy of Memory will explore Black people’s relationship to memory and time focusing on alternative ways of knowing and the questions; How do you remember and what do you choose to forget?
In this workshop intended for Black and brown people of African descent, ages 16 and up, Workspace Resident Muse Dodd will guide participants in dissecting the components of memory through meditative exercises, collage, sound, and smell. There will also be a screening of (Re)mnants, the short film by Muse Dodd, and a sound bath meditation. Participants will leave with new perspectives on memory making, a collaborative collage and some journal prompts. Free notebooks and pens will be provided.
* Workshop space is limited. Masks required. Free masks are available.
Bio of the instructor
Muse Dodd (They/Them) is an Anti-disciplinary Artist, Curator and DJ from Severn, MD based in Atlanta. Their work centers on the questions, How do you remember and what do you choose to forget? Through the act of remembering, Muse uses their body to map the lived experience of Africans in America. Muse channels trauma to connect with, process and alchemize pain; both personal and collective through movement, ritual and collective dreaming. Muse holds a BA in Film Production from Howard University and studied at the Film Academy in Prague. Muse was a 2020 Corrina Mehiel fellow and a 2019-2020 Leslie Lohman Museum Artist Fellow and was the 2019 DCAC Curatorial Fellow. A former Artist-in-Residence at the Flux Factory, they were also a 2018 Artist-in-Residence at the ARoS Museum in Denmark. Muse video work has been commissioned for performances at The Shed, Mabou Mines Theater, and Dixon Place. Muse has also screened and exhibited work at Lincoln Center, The BWI Marshall Airport, Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, The DC Arts Center, and The Flux Factory. Through their work, Muse hopes to create space for Black bodies to be free, if only for a frame.
Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency is generously supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.