URe:AD PRESS @ Spaces- Cleveland, Summer 2017 Upcoming
URe:AD TV @ BRIC Media Arts, Brooklyn, March 22- May 7, 2017 URe:AD Press launches it's largest video exchange program to date as part of BRIC's media-themed exhibition Public Access Open Networks. 18 video shorts selected from a global open call have will screen in the gallery and on Brooklyn Public Access for this first iteration of the United Re:public of the African Diaspora TV screening program. From here the program will travel to Cleveland, Portland, Oakland, and New Orleans. For more information on the BRIC program click HERE.
Diaspora Flag Making Workshop, Harlem Field Day 2016, Hosted by The Laundromat Project URe:AD Press guided Harlem visitors in the creation of their own Diaspora Unity Flags. Sharing our values towards travel, unity among the African Diaspora, Self-Determination, and DIY printmaking strategies, URe:AD Press, offered participants all the tools they need to create their own hand-held diaspora flags. ALSO we announced the First 3 Winners of The Penny's World Passport Prize! The prize is presented by URe:AD Press and conceived and funded by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs with additional support from anonymous donors. THANKS to LaTasha and CONGRATS to the winners!
Portland & Seattle, Summer 2016 mamuk x̣alaqɬ iliʔi - chinuk wawa: "mamuk"- to do or to make, and "x̣alaqɬ iliʔi " - open space. URe:AD took part in this group show with Demian DinéYazhi, Sara Siestreem, Sky Hopinka, Keyon Gaskin, & Gabe Flores at the Littman Gallery in Portland, OR. URe:AD was also selected for Out of Sight, a survey of contemporary art of the Pacific Northwest in the King St. Station of Seattle, WA.
I Love Being Black- Brooklyn, Spring 2016 In May 2016 URe:AD Press launched the sale of its signature Passport Covers at the Museum of the Contemporary African Diaspora (MoCADA), in Brooklyn NY. To celebrate the Diasporic Mecca that is the People's Republic of Brooklyn, URe:AD Press introduced its I Love Being Black (in 12 Diasporic languages) design and invited visitors to print their own tote bags in live screen-printing demos. Video responses to the questions "Why I love being black" were also collected. Video soon come, tote bags available for purchase HERE.
Tradução: US & Brazil- Bahia + The Bronx, Summer - Winter 2015 A cultural exchange project organized by collaborators Shani Peters and Sharita Towne. This project brought interdisciplinary U.S. based “playlist” to Bahia, Brazil where it was translated and analyzed in open dialogue sessions, in turn, participants created and contextualize a playlist of their own to send back to the U.S. for a screening session at the Bronx Museum of Art. The independently produced video and audio works reveal personally constructed accounts of life in both spaces and create genuine opportunity for exchange and understanding.
Why I Love Being Black- Bahia, Summer 2015 While in Cachoeria/Sao Felix Bahia, Brazil URe:AD Press produced Black Power/Black Love quote t-shirts that were given away free to local residents willing to publicly express “Why I love being black.” The t-shirts featured quotes from Afro-Brazilian activist Lelia Gonzalez and Black American poets The Last Poets. The Gente loved the them.