In a recent post for the Indiana University Press blog, frequent liquid blackness contributor, Charles Linscott discusses further the claims of his article “#BlackLivesMatter and the Mediatic Lives of a Movement” as recently published in Black Camera. In the most recent issue of Black Camera, Linscott along with Michele Prettyman Beverly and liquid blackness‘ founder Alessandra Raengo explore some of the essential questions regarding how #BLM inhabits rich mediatic lives. Read the blog post in full here.
liquid blackness is pleased to announce that the 2015 publication, L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema edited by Allison Field and Jan-Christopher Horak and published by University of California Press will be awarded best edited collection at the 2017 SCMS annual conference. The awards ceremony will be held Friday, March 24th at the Fairmont Chicago. Faculty coordinator of liquid blackness, Alessandra Raengo’s essay, “Encountering the Rebellion: liquid blackness Reflects on the Expansive Possibilities of the L.A. Rebellion Films,” is included in the collection and describes the research which culminated in “The Arts and Politics of the Jazz Ensemble” project.
The New Yorker recently published, “The Profound Power of the New Solange Videos.” The article establishes a lineage similar to that of the work of liquid blackness by looking at the role of Arthur Jafa in Solange’s new work and how that is in conversation with his work with Julie Dash, and by extension, Beyonce’s “Lemonade” and the work of Kahlil Joseph. It also highlights the importance of the music video format and gestures towards a sort of liquid black aesthetic visible in the work of Japanese-American video director, Hiro Murai. Read the full article here.
The research of liquid blackness receives a footnote credit in Marc Francis’ essay, “Splitting the difference: on the queer-feminist divide in Scarlett Johansson’s recent body politics,” his contribution to the dossier on Jonathan Glazer’s 2013 film, Under the Skin newly published in Jump Cut.
liquid blackness is proud to announce the release of its third issue, which reflects on the liquid blackness Symposium held during the Spring of 2014. It features eight essays and an editorial reflection.
Artist panel moderator Nettrice Gaskins has written two posts on her blog about the recent liquid blackness symposium.
We were incredibly happy to have Nettrice present her work and moderate the Artist Panel on the second day of the symposium, and this post on her work and its relationship to liquidity as well as this post about the artist panel itself are both valuable contributions to the large project of working through the liquidity of blackness.
liquid blackness is proud to announce the publication of our first collection of short essays. This special issue is a response to “L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema,” the film series liquid blackness co-hosted in Atlanta, Georgia in Fall 2013. This first issue uses “liquid blackness” as a lens to revisit these iconic films and features writing by the liquid blackness coordinator, Alessandra Raengo, editorial board members Michele Prettyman Beverly, Lauren M. Cramer, and Cameron Kunzelman, and liquid blackness contributors, Dorothy Hendricks and Joey Molina.