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.

EXHIBITIONS


DETROIT NARRATIVE AGENCY:
RADICAL REMEDIES

FEBRUARY 5 – MAY 2, 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, HALIMA AFI CASSELLS, RAFAEL LEAFAR, NIA + NZINGA
AYSHA JAMALI, ANISA JIBRELL, ISRA DARAISEH + ASHA NOOR
VANESSA REYNOLDS (VENUSLOC)
IFAYOMÍ CHRISTINE
KAREN CARDENAS + ERIK PAUL HOWARD
CHRIS JAKOB, COSTA KAZALEH SIRDENIS + AJA SALAKASTAR DIER


WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
Please consider taking the Radical Remedies exhibition survey.

EXHIBITION SURVEY


Radical Remedies is 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.

Images:
01. Venusloc, Joy Remembers, 2020. HD video, still. Courtesy of the artist and Detroit Narrative Agency.
02. Ifayomí Christine, Omiero, 2020. HD video, still. Courtesy of the artist and Detroit Narrative Agency.
03. Aysha Jamali, Anisa Jibrell, Isra Daraiseh, and Asha Noor, From Other to Center, 2020. HD video, still. Courtesy of the artist and Detroit Narrative Agency.
04. Chris Jakob, Costa Kazaleh Sirdenis, and Aja Salakastar Dier, The Call, 2020. HD video, still. Courtesy of the artist and Detroit Narrative Agency.
05. Poetic Societies, Forgotten Networks TV; Ava Ansari, Halima Afi Cassells, Rafael Leafar, Nia, and Nzinga, They Will Carry Us, 2020. HD video, still. Courtesy of the artists and Detroit Narrative Agency.
06. Karen Cardenas and Erik Paul Howard, Solidarity: First Your Liberation And Then Mine, 2020. HD video, still. Courtesy of the artist and Detroit Narrative Agency.


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DETROIT NARRATIVE AGENCY: RADICAL REMEDIES
FEB 5 – MAY 2, 2021
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