Together with London-based artist Valerie Ebuwa whose works actively challenges the predominantly white narrative through her black female body and American artist Lightbrush who uses projection mappings as his regular means to protest in Portland, Candy Choi will touch on their individual experiences in protesting creatively, their fight for BLM, their views on art and activism as well as the way to go forward. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A.
About Valerie Ebuwa:
Valerie Ebuwa is a contemporary dance artist, activist, writer and model based in London. She started her training at Lewisham College before obtaining a BA HONS degree from London Contemporary Dance School. Amongst others she’s recently worked with; Vincent Dance Theatre, Clod Ensemble, Eddie Peake, Protein Dance, Holly Blakey and Rhiannon Faith. Her recent video work “Body Data”, choreographed and performed by herself, explores a fresh perspective on the naked black female body. She is a vocal critic of the racial bias within the dance industry.
About Lightbrush (Moe Angelo):
Co-founder of Str34m TV, a non-profit channel that live-streamed the protests in Portland, American artist and activist Lightbrush has been 'lightbombing' (using a projector and a computer to project imagery and texts) public buildings and statues with messages in solidarity and in support of activism during protests for Black Lives Matter.
This is part of 'Wake Up & Smell the Tear Gas", a project by Young Blood Initiative, exploring, reflecting what art could do in this moment of turmoil and unrests as well as the relationship between art and activism
Read more: https://youngbloodinitiative.com/Wake-Up-Smell-the-Tear-Gas