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Mon, Jan 18, 2016
Cookies and snacks available // Children are welcome!
This MLK Day, The Citizen will screen video works that engage Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in the mezzanine screening room. The Cause Collective’s Along the Way (2007) is a mosaic made up of over 1500 videos that evokes the diversity and myriad experiences that build a vibrant community. In Hank Willis Thomas’s recent project, A person is more important than anything else (2015) celebrates the work of groundbreaking writer and activist James Baldwin, weaving audio, images and video “in a fluid-moving, digital stream of consciousness that connects Baldwin’s 20th century discourse with the concerns and urgencies of the 21st.”
The videos will be on view from 11am to 6:30pm on Monday, January 18th on the 2nd Floor Mezzanine Screening Room. This event is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be available for purchase at the screening, and the lobby coffee shop will be open all day for coffee, tea, pastries, and cocktails.
Children are welcome, but please note that there are a few instances of adult language used in A person is more important than anything else.
The Citizen is a mobile exhibition platform based primarily in Durham, North Carolina and its environs, presenting film, video, sound and installation works by contemporary artists engaged with the social and political concerns of our time. Visit www.lecitoyen.org.