BLACK MARKET VALUE
"The magnificently golden yellow Civil War dress has just entered and is being slowly dismantled—layers of skin peeled back and a snake-like black whip is shed. A loaded gun gone limp."
– Kestrel Leah, Author of Riting
BLACK MARKET VALUE
PERFORMANCES | The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA 2019, Redcat May 2019, CalArts April 2019
– Site Specific Installations –
PCH Beach 2019, Women's March 2019
CONCEPT/DIRECTION | Brigette Dunn-Korpela
CHOREOGRAPHY | Brigette Dunn-Korpela in collaboration with Dancers
SET DESIGN | Brigette Dunn-Korpela
COSTUME DESIGN | Athena Lawton
MUSIC EDITOR | Pete Korpela
LIGHTING DESIGN | Tony Shayne
PHOTOGRAPHY | Josh S. Rose
VIDEO | Giuliana Folks, Charlotte Hong, Asuka Lin, Guinness Waller
CAST | Whitney Jackson, Kayla Johnson, Dominique McDougal, Alan Perez, Dion Pratt, Brance Wiliiam
CALARTS PERFORMERS | Maya Allen, Alejandra Hernandez, Sydney Jacobs, Makayla Sifuentes
Black Market Value is a 20 minute movement installation/performance presentation. It investigates the identity of black and brown bodies specific to the African-diaspora as they relate to race, culture and gender. The work interrogates aspects of our historical and contemporary landscape. Black Market Value confronts and disrupts notions of the black body as object and commodity and explores the minefield of being fetishized, exoticized, and demonized - emotionally, physically and psychologically. Black Market Value returns to the intuitive realm of being both known and forgotten. Navigation, self-definition, masking and acceptance are explored. Black Market Value seeks to create a space of healing through ritual, spirit, self- acceptance and knowing.
Click to view Black Market Value for The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
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Film by Mylesha Morgan Ramey | Performance by B. Dunn Movement Company Artist Dion Pratt | Costume Design by Athena Lawton
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