Listening Party With Christa Bell

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Listening Party with Christa Bell
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: The New Foundation Seattle | 312 2nd Avenue South, Seattle
Admission: Free

Please join Christa Bell for a special closing ritual celebrating three months of city-wide HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? programming. Christa will read a short work of her own and host a listening party where she will share new work composed by the collective during their TNFS residency at Bear Creek Studio. These soundscapes, meditations on what it means to be human, are part of a new body of sculptural installations that the YAMS will exhibit at Witte de With: Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, May 21 – August 30, 2015.

About Christa
Christa Bell is a conceptual and performance artist, writer and a producer of feminist culture. She holds a BA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and an MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Washington Bothell. Her creative practice and performance work is primarily concerned with feminist imaginings of the divine as well as how women’s spiritual self-esteem impacts their participation in the political processes that govern their lives. Her artistic and theoretical interests include identity and representation, African American/African Diaspora Art and Culture, Black feminist theory and genealogies, womanist theologies, feminist cultural production, performance studies and North American cultural intersections of race, gender, culture and theology.

Christa is a founding member of the global, black, queer arts collective HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?, who premiered their first film, as a collective, “Good Stock on the Dimension Floor”, at the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

Her individual performance work has been featured at hundreds of performance venues, globally, most recently at The Seattle Art Museum and The Whitney Houston Biennial, where she performed her endurance Mantra, 1001 Holy Names for Coochie. In addition to her on-gong contributions to the work of HDYSYIA?, Bell is also working on a new performance installation as well as two memoir projects.
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By: The New Foundation Seattle

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