Ni’Ja Whitson: A Meditation on Tongues (World Premiere)
A Meditation on Tongues is a live interdisciplinary adaptation of Marlon T. Riggs’ iconic film Tongues Untied (1989). Both abstract performance ritual and live historic document, this layered work (re)images Black and Queer masculinities. It struts and snaps as it frames new questions about loss at the height of the AIDS pandemic, while challenging constructions of Black love of/as revolution.
A Meditation on Tongues was made possible, in part, through the Brooklyn Arts Exchange and Movement Research Artist-in-Residence programs with additional support from The Jerome Foundation and Mertz Gilmore Foundation.
Run Time: 70 minutes