Evoking the mulatto web series explores race and identity

Black Public Media Digital Arts Fellow Lindsay C. Harris

The Harlem-based media arts organization, National Black Programming Consortium has hosted a Web series examining Black mixed identity in the 21st century through the lens of the history of racial classification in the United States.

Evoking the Mulatto by Black Public Media Digital Arts Fellow Lindsay C. Harris premiered on October 12, with new episodes released weekly on NBPC’s YouTube Channel and website, blackpublicmedia.org.

The series will conclude with a screening of all four episodes and a panel discussion on Thursday, November 19, at the YouTube Space NY, located in the Chelsea Market building in Manhattan. he panel will be moderated by cultural programmer and arts administrator Maura Cuffie.

Evoking the Mulatto is a transmedia, interactive video art project, consisting of video interviews, photographic portraits, animation, and historical mappings that hopes to navigate race within and beyond a Black-White binary, while inspiring a broader discussion on humanity, the right to one’s own body and the right to one’s own identity.

Interviews with young artists and activists have been developed by Harris into a Web series covering a variety of themes, from terminology and personal relationships to media and politics in the age of a Black (and biracial) president—all while asking, “Are we really post-race?”

 

 

To register for the live event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evoking-the-mulatto-screening-discussion-tickets-19176738140?aff=es2.

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