“It’s OK to Create Art from Wounded Spaces”: Video Interview with Filmmaker Stacey Muhammad

Introduction by Gabrielle Davenport One might describe Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf as a veritable celebration of process. In the choreopoem, Shange outlines the healing experiences of several women of color and highlights the role of their communities in supporting their rehabilitation. In her dramatic […]

Ntozake Shange on Stage and Screen

In this video Tina Campt introduces a panel discussion of Tyler Perry’s 2010 film version of Ntozake Shange’s 1975 Obie Award-winning play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. In the video, Ms. Shange speaks candidly with Soyica Diggs Colbert, the Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth College and now […]

Curating “Physical Cinema” at Sundance’s New Frontier

Curatorial practices around film, video, and new media technology carry the potential to repossess and radicalize the heart of cinema. This article posits New Frontier, a program of the Sundance Film Festival, as one manifestation of contemporary feminist curatorial and artist work redefining the terms of our engagement with cinematic technologies and storytelling practices. Senior […]

The Subject of the Phantasm: Affect, Immersion, and Difference in Avatar

There was once a painter who one day painted a landscape. It was a beautiful valley with wonderful trees and with a winding path leading away toward the mountains. The artist was so delighted with his picture that he felt an irresistible urge to walk along the path winding away towards the distant mountains. He […]