Opening Reception: LaJuné McMillian's Black Movement Pop Up Library
The Black Movement Pop Up Library (BMPUL) is a library for activists, performers & artists to create diverse XR projects, a space to research how and why we move, and an archive of Black existence. BMPUL seeks to grow community through the use of performances, XR experiences, workshops, conversations and tool making. As a new media artist and creative technologist, LaJuné McMillian challenges the limitations of western technologies specifically in terms of how it may harm, isolate, place limitations on, and ignore the needs of Black people. Their project centers the needs of Black folx and asks them to consider how they might operate in spaces not built for them--the same spaces built to control and surveil them. It asks if these tools can be reappropriated, and if so, what does that process look like?
Join the artist and curator to view the installation and library and enjoy light refreshments at the Black Movement Pop Up Library Opening Celebration.
The Black Movement Pop Up Library is part of Recess’s program, Session, which invites artists to use Recess’s public platform to combine productive studio space with dynamic exhibition opportunities. Sessions remain open to the public from the first day of the artist's project through the last, encouraging sustained dialogue between artists and audiences. Due to the process-based nature of Session, projects undergo constant revision and the above proposal is subject to change.