Realizing Our Narratives: Home, Identity, Memory

Thursday, May 6, 2021
6:30PM to 8:00PM

These short films are reflections, meditations, investigations. We, the artists, think of them as sketches-in-process. At the root of these works are our interrogations of home, identity, and memory as they relate to truth, perspective, and the insights found in between.
In order to create these deeply personal projects, each of us approached a diversity of archives. From the public to the personal and/or the inherited, we all encountered and extracted varying fragments of media. We then sculpted our selections into wide-ranging stories, impressions, and forms.
In this showing, image collages appear alongside original choreography. Text art transforms the screen into a canvas. Voices give new life to once-dormant narratives. In experimenting with and even challenging notions of the archive, we are creating our own.
— Nyeda Regina Stewart, Curator
Nyeda Regina Stewart is a writer and creative director from Brooklyn, New York. Her work explores surrealism, radical worlds, and Black cultures. You can find more of her work at:
Yasmin Abdella, Anna Aller, Nicole Alleyne, Quinci Baker, Vamba Bility, Nathaniel Donnett, Leila Jackson, Marisol Lariviere, Unique Parker, Evdoxia Ragkou, Nyeda Sam, Helen Tamrat, Gwendolyn Wallace, Nicole Westfall, Kaylen Yun
The artists include Yale undergraduates who are majoring in a range of disciplines, such as American Studies; Film and Media Studies; and the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health. There are also MFA candidates from Yale’s professional schools of Art and Drama, as well as a student from New Haven’s Wilbur Cross High School. The group and their work span the U.S. and the world—incorporating personal and family stories from New Mexico, Grenada, Ethiopia, South Korea, the Philippines, and more.

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Realizing Our Narratives: Home, Identity, Memory

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