DETROIT NARRATIVE AGENCY: RADICAL REMEDIES

As our communities face the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and severe anti-Black racism, what do resilience, resistance, joy, grief, and collective care look like? Detroit Narrative Agency (DNA) invited Detroiters and Michigan residents to creatively respond to this question through short videos. This exhibition, organized in collaboration with Detroit Narrative Agency, amplifies community stories to build collective healing.

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DETROIT NARRATIVE AGENCY:
RADICAL REMEDIES

JANUARY 21 – APRIL 18, 2021


As our communities face the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and severe anti-Black racism, what do resilience, resistance, joy, grief, and collective care look like? Detroit Narrative Agency (DNA) invited Detroiters and Michigan residents to creatively respond to this question through short videos. Radical Remedies, organized in collaboration with Detroit Narrative Agency, amplifies community stories to build collective healing.

This exhibition highlights short films, videos, and moving image works that were initially featured as part of DNA’s Radical Remedies: Collective Healing and Power Through Story. Detroit Narrative Agency is a community organization that supports Black, Brown, and Indigenous Detroiters to examine and create film and media that build collective healing, power, and liberation.


AVA ANSARI
AYSHA JAMALI
VANESSA REYNOLDS (VENUSLOC)
IFAYOMI
INSIDE SOUTHWEST DETROIT
COSTA KAZALEH-SIRDENIS, SALAKASTAR + CHRIS JAKOB


DNA x DAILY RUSH:
DISRUPTING HARM, BUILDING POWER

Concurrently, Detroit Narrative Agency will take up residence on Daily Rush, MOCAD’s online platform for new media and video art, with works celebrating DNA’s first five years of film and media projects that disrupt harmful narratives about Detroit.

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Radical Remedies and Disrupting Harm, Building Power are curated by the Detroit Narrative Agency in collaboration with MOCAD Curatorial Fellow M Pofahl, and support from Curator of New Media + Technology, Pat Elifritz.

MOCAD’s curatorial fellowship program and related exhibitions and programs, such as Detroit Narrative Agency: Radical Remedies, are supported by the Ford Foundation. Daily Rush is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Images:
01. Venusloc, Joy Remembers. HD video, still. Courtesy of the artist and Detroit Narrative Agency.
02. Ifayomi, Omiero. HD video, still. Courtesy of the artist and Detroit Narrative Agency.
03. Aysha Jamali, From Other to Center. HD video, still. Courtesy of the artist and Detroit Narrative Agency.
04. Costa Kazaleh Sirdenis, Salakastar, and Chris Jakob, The Call. HD video, still. Courtesy of the artist and Detroit Narrative Agency.
05. ava ansari, Forgotten Networks. HD video, still. Courtesy of the artist and Detroit Narrative Agency.


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