CINEMA POLITICA MONTREAL & StudioXX Present : Screening & Artist Talk with Lisa E. Harris & Alisha B. Wormsley

A collection of creative works focused on time and memory; collectively the human experience stemming from Africa.

Synopsis

About the Collection

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Studio Enertia artists Lisa E. Harris (Houston) and Alisha B. Wormsley (Pittsburgh) create works focused on Time and Memory; collectively the human experience stemming from Africa.  The beginning.  Everything past present and future all happening simultaneously.  A kind of Ancient Futurism.  The artists will screen various excerpts from their collaborative film and video works and discuss  how community participation informs their creative process of designing  interactive and reflexive public performances and public social sculptures.

Featured Works

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SLAVES AND INDIANS
LILITH
PHOTOPERA
CHILDREN OF NAN

CRY OF THE 3RD EYE

About the Artists

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**Alisha Wormsley** is a multidisciplinary artist whose work focuses on the retelling of the collective human narrative through photography, video and installation. Wormsley’s most recent work include The Children of NAN, a series of sci-fi experimental films, and There Are Black People In the Future, a series of archival and found objects. The work has been shown internationally, namely: the Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie International, Octavia Butler Conference, Abuja Film Festival in Nigeria, Yell Gallery in Philadelphia, Maison LaFleur in Detroit, Galerie De Arte Universal, Santiago De Cuba, Project Row House and Art League of Houston, ICP and Rush Arts in New York.

**Lisa E. Harris** is a Texas based performer/ composer and director who creates works in the fields of experimental opera, film, sound art and guerrilla performances. Her film “Cry of the Third Eye — A New Opera Film” explores gentrification in Houston’s Third Ward. She is the founder of Studio Enertia, an artists collective focused on interdisciplinary practice and community organizing. Recent projects include Jason Moran’s Fats Waller Dance Party, Adding a Beat at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, LILITH: un nouvel opéra, and solo exhibition, No Matter How Hard I Try I Can’t Look The Same As I Did Yesterday.

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