Madeleine Hunt - Ehrlich’s rich and often surreal works blend narrative and documentary to explore the private worlds of Black women. Rooted in archival and field research, Hunt - Ehrlich’s practice uses abstraction as a mode of resistance in depicting subjects deprived of self-autonomy under the exploitative gaze of the colonial camera. In these four films, she relays a fragmentary history of the United Order of Tents, a clandestine organization of Black women founded in the 1860s; looks at her grandmother’s life and musical compositions; interrupts the white gaze of the Western canon; and meditates on a series of anonymous photographs of Black life, speculating on the inner lives of photographers and subjects. Program includes Spit on the Broom (2019), A Quality of Light (2019), Footnote to the West (2020), and Outfox the Grave (2020).
Madeleine Hunt - Ehrlich Lecture and Conversation
March 25, 7:00 p.m. CST
This event will have live captions.