SISTERS WITH INVOICES
VOL : 4
BLACK IDENTITY EXTREMIST
a in depth exploration of the lives and collaborative works of
ALIMA LEE + MANDY HARRIS WILLIAMS
"PORTALS" + "THE WORST WITCH"
2 - 6 pm
prompt 2:30 start
1388 S. Longwood ave
LOS ANGELES, CA 90019
MANDY HARRIS WILLIAMS is a critical theorist, writer, multimedia conceptual artist, performer, NTS radio host + pioneer of the viral hash tag namesake #BROWNUPYOURFEED , educator and internet/community academic.
IG : @IDEALBLACKFEMALE
MANDY + ALIMA LEE'S ART PRACTICE REDEFINES BLACK PRIDE IN AMPLIFYING THE SUPPRESSED VOICE OF THE BLACK FEMME. THEIR WORKS, BOTH COLLABORATIVE AND INDIVIDUAL PIONEER A NEW AGE OF UNAPOLOGETIC MEDIA FRAMING BLACKNESS IN IT'S HIGHEST FORM.
DELICATE VISUALS THROUGH ALIMA'S GAZE WITH SHARP EPITHETS IN COLLABORATION WITH MANDY AFFIRM OUR BLACK IDENTITY, BLANKETED IN ALL IT'S GLORY ON FILM. BEAUTIFULLY SHAPING THE IMAGE, STRENGTH, RESILIENCE THAT IS THE BRAVERY OF FEMME BLACKNESS. ALIMA AND MANDY HAVE COMMITTED THEIR BODY OF WORK TO AMPLIFYING + REPACKAGING VOICES IN OUR DIASPORA THAT HAVE BEEN SILENCED FOR TOO LONG.
THESE BRAVE WOMEN ARE RECTIFYING GRAVE INJUSTICES BLACK BODIES WILL NO LONGER STAND FOR BY TAKING BACK OUR IMAGE, REGURGITATING OUR LIVELY HOOD IN IT'S HIGHEST FORM FOR ALL TO SPECTATE, DAMMING THOSE THAT PARTICIPATE IN OUR CONTINUAL EXPLOITATION AS A PEOPLE.
( the Worst Witch was created alongside Devin Troy Strother and is currently available for view at Shoot The Lobster gallery until February 17, 2019 )
OPENING VIOLIN MEDITATION AT 2PM BY JASMIN FIRE
A violinist, composer, songwriter, performer and painter currently based in LA .
IG : @jasminfire
WHITNEY GIBSON is a nail stylist for fashion and film ( book her, she's tight! ) selector + co-host of Whits & Giggles - a show that explores the topic of sexuality on NTS radio. She is a multidisciplinary artist whose works involve immersive installation, writing and photography.
IG : @WHITNEYGIBSON
AMELIAN KASHIRO founded Sisters With Invoices. She is a wardrobe stylist, visual artist ( #WHOOPITAUGHTME ), writer, creative director, culture + critic on the state of affairs, believes that Whoopi is a fashion icon.
She also believes karaoke is life.