|Wednesday, Sep. 6||1:00 PM||Installation|
|Thursday, Sep. 7||1:00 PM||Installation|
|Thursday, Sep. 7||8:00 PM||Live Show|
|Friday, Sep. 8||1:00 PM||Installation|
|Friday, Sep. 8||8:00 PM||Live Show|
|Saturday, Sep. 9||11:00 AM||Open Lab|
|Saturday, Sep. 9||2:00 PM||Open Lab|
DiverseWorks is pleased to present D.R.E.A.M. = A WAY TO AFRAM, an immersive performance-installation & research lab developed by Li(sa E.) Harris (Houston) in collaboration with Alisha B. Wormsley (Pittsburgh), Wednesday, September 6, through Saturday, September 9, 2023 in MATCHBOX 3 at Midtown Arts and Theater Center, 3400 Main Street, Houston, TX, 77002.
DATES & TIMES
Wednesday, September 6 - Saturday, September 9, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sonic benediction in honor of awakening the AFRAM portal within. Sounds by Li Harris and guest collaborators.
Thursday, September 7, 8 PM, Doors open 7:30 PM
Friday, September 8, 8 PM, Doors open 7:30 PM
Pay-What-You-Wish, $25 suggested. All are welcome
Interactive sound experience & research-based workshops featuring Li Harris & Alisha Wormsley. These workshops will feature live performance and on-site filming.*
Saturday, September 9, 11 - 1 PM
Saturday, September 9, 2 - 4 PM
Free admission with registration. All are welcome.
*By entering and by your presence here, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded.
D.R.E.A.M. = A WAY TO AFRAM (DIFFRACTION + RESTORATION + ELECTROMAGNETIC ANALOGUE OF MASS = A WAY TO AFRAM) is a formulaic method of representing the expansion of the universe to reveal safe spaces for all black beings to be in their bodies. Consider two dream spheres colliding: black people resting in peace, merging with the sounds of the Earth's dreams.
Using sound, video, soft sculptures, and elements of performance, Harris will engage in AFRAMATIC actions and revival technologies to share how compositional theory D.R.E.A.M. = A WAY TO AFRAM can be used as a direct pathway to liberation. This D.R.E.A.M. formula explores how sound can awaken dormant potentials in our DNA. Participants are invited to slow down and rest in a bed of sonic rejuvenation.
D.R.E.A.M. = A WAY TO AFRAM is about imagineering various technologies and applied sciences to continue the ancestral practice of creating safe places for black people to exist abundantly on this planet and beyond. Similar to the ways in which black inventors created spirituals, blues, trance, and house music to transport to different dimensions as a means of joy and survival, D.R.E.A.M. = A WAY TO AFRAM investigates the alchemical compounds of wave patterns, abstract movement, rhythm, and dream sounding to activate a network of portals around the world.
The project will feature visual collaboration with interdisciplinary artist, Alisha B. Wormsley, developed through a series of site-specific performances between 2021 and 2023.
VISIT DIVERSEWORKS.ORG FOR MORE INFO.
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