February 10 – March 28, 2015
Thurs. – Sat., dusk – 11pm
Everson Museum Plaza
401 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY
Black Radical Imagination I & II
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
BRI I (Shemin Auditorium): 2-4pm
BRI II (CFAC): 6:30-8:30pm
Light Work’s Urban Video Project (UVP) is pleased to announce the exhibition of Black Bullets by Danish artist Jeannette Ehlers from February 10 – March 28, 2015 as an architectural projection on the north facade of the Everson Museum of Art. This exhibition is presented as part of “Celestial Navigation: a year into the afro future”, a year-long program of exhibitions and events at Urban Video Project and partner organizations that takes afrofuturism as its point of departure.
Additional work by Jeannette Ehlers will be featured as part of the Black Radical Imagination II screening and panel talk on Tuesday, February 10 at 6:30pm at Community Folk Art Center (CFAC).
About the Work
2012 | Total Run Time: 4:33
Jeannette Ehlers’ haunting piece Black Bullets is inspired by the Haitian Revolution of 1791, which resulted in the world’s first black republic. Filmed on location at La Citadelle in Haiti, the piece is a tribute to the act of revolt.
About the Artist
Jeannette Ehlers is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. A 2006 graduate of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Ehlers’ works revolve around the Danish slave trade in the colonial era. She is of Danish and Trinidadian parentage.
For more information on Jeannette Ehlers, go to: jeannetteehlers.dk
About ‘UVP 2014-15: Celestial Navigation: a year into the afro future’
“Celestial Navigation”, a year-long program at UVP, explores the work of major established and emerging artists through an afrofuturist lens, including works by Isaac Julien, Sanford Biggers, Xaviera Simmons, Jeannette Ehlers, and Cauleen Smith. Artist talks, screenings, and a panel discussion in Spring 2014 will be included in the programming. Partner venues in Syracuse featuring cross-programmed exhibitions include Community Folk Art Center (CFAC), featuring Cristina de Middel’s “The Afronauts” and Light Work, featuring “Xaviera Simmons: Accumulations” in Winter 2015.
This exhibition was supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.