Inaugurate the ResistanceMay 4, 2017, 11:00 am-May 8, 2017, 5:00 pm
Inaugurate the Resistance is an exhibition on Memphians’ experiences of the Women’ Marches that happened on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC, and Memphis.
Viewing: May 4-8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Opening reception: May 5, 6-9 p.m.
Through photographs, audio recordings, video footage, and mixed media, the exhibit creates a immersive and participatory experience for audiences.
Collaborating artists include photographer and photojournalist Yolanda M. James, Joann Self Selvidge (True Story Pictures), and Sara Kaye Larson (Maps & Weather Productions), with support from co-curators Leah Keys (Spillit), and Jamie Harmon (Amurica).
The immersive, artist-driven elements of the exhibit include a visual tunnel of march footage that audiences can walk through as if they were march participants, a portrait wall of photographs, and audio buttons that play excerpts of participants’ personal stories.
Community voices and perspectives are reflected in the exhibit via the “storytelling wall,” which engages audiences through their photos and stories to include their experiences in the show.