Recordings of intimate moments of love songs, and original music mixed with anonymous testimonials regarding Black love. Different listening stations will be set up in the four corners of the room. People should sing their love song. This is the song that they’d sing to their lover. A song that was shared between father and daughter. A special song between best friends. Or a serenade to a beloved pet. Time is fleeting. Sing now, loudly and with full love. Because love has enemies. Especially Black love.
Opening Artist Reception: Saturday, June 1st, 7pm-9pm
Interactive experimental sound performance, Monday, June 3rd, 7pm-8:30pm
On the evening of April 16th, 2019, the young Black couple, Stephanie Washington and Paul Witherspoon, were sitting in their car singing love songs to each other before encountering Hamden Police Officers Devin Eaton and Terrance Pollock. Shots were fired at Washington and Witherspoon even though compliant with the officers’ orders. With blessings, the two young lovers survived the shooting, Washington especially, recovered from a headshot wound. Rachael F. (Performance Artist, Playwright, NighTraiN, Clutch Douglass) will lead you sonically into her subconscious space with song and various sounds and narratives voiced by her family and friends. Persons who get to experience this auditory exploration will walk away with handmade mix-tapes!