[March 20] DISCOURSE X SOUND 002: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley in Conversation with Aurora Higgs
March 10, 2021
This is Mine to Archive: Archive Activism Alongside Art
Two-Part Event on March 20 at 12:00 & 4:00 p.m.
Join the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and OPULENCE on Saturday, March 20, at noon to welcome the artist Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley for an artist talk as part of the DISCOURSE x SOUND series. Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is an artist living and working in London who creates work that seeks to archive black trans experience. Brathwaite-Shirley’s practice uses technology to imagine black trans lives in environments that center black trans bodies…those living, those that have passed, and those that have been forgotten.
For this series, Danielle will be joined in conversation with scholar-activist and Black queer visionary Aurora Higgs, a graduate student in the MATX Program at Virginia Commonwealth University. She studies the relationship trans people of color have with media and the archive and believes that art and digital media are the catalysts that most successfully open the public’s consciousness; to speculate about worlds beyond our own.
Later that day, at 4:00 p.m., join queer collectives Dialogue and OPULENCE for a 3-hour virtual dance party featuring heart-pumping, high-energy DJ sets by London-based duo ASTRYD, Manchester-based AYA, and GSWS’s Dr. madison moore.
DISCOURSE x SOUND is a virtual lecture series that highlights contemporary DJs alongside cutting-edge research on gender, queerness and black/brown livelihoods.