Monday, October 4, 2010

Hanging Dry Photo Exhibit


It's been a bloggin-while since I've been on here but I plan on updating this more regularly now.

I wanted to inform you of my upcoming shows. (ABOVE) The full description is below but it's a dope collaborative effort that will be worth your while. More info about some possible surprises and opportunity. To RSVP on facebook just search Hanging Dry Photo Exhibit (Chicago or St. Louis) or just come! Tell a friend to tell a frined

A Photographic Parallel of The Puerto Rican and Black Existence; Solidarity Through Photography

Music and Refreshments.

Hanging Dry, A Photographic Essay
In an often proclaimed advanced society with technology galore, a wide array of food that ushers us through infinite historical cultural corners, and change being the mantra of today,vThe writer, photographer, and filmmaker Mark Corece finds it ironic that parochialism and identity politics inhibit much needed human connections.

Dry Hanging is a black and white photo exhibit that aims to highlight the often-unclear symmetry of the Puerto Rican and black existence; a relevant relationship since the Puerto Rican airborne migration in the 1930s to the Black Panther movement—coupled with the Young Lords movement-- in the 1970s. Although, Corece's work will depict contemporary life while, of course, alluding to the past. Consider the parallels of drying clothes on a laundry line. Without a face or any reference can you tell who own the clothes? Perhaps if you knew
who brought to life the guayabera, dashiki, fitted cap, or draping white dress, the pins and ropes would make more sense.

The multi-city exhibit will serve as a visual explanation and, seemingly, voyeuristic peer into the mind of the creator's inspiration for his upcoming feature length documentary Freedom of Identity: A film that explores the pluralism within Puerto Rican identities—in Chicago and Puerto Rico—connecting history to today’s truth.

The exhibit explores the strength of old wisdom, youthful zeal, and the, at times, harsh reality of the relationship between diasporic people and their geographic landings.

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