Georgia Brooks was a retired academic lab manager at a Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, NJ. She was born and raised on a farm outside of Augusta, GA ; she moved to New York City at age 18. A longtime activist, she was involved in several black lesbian community groups in New York City and New Jersey, Including Jemima Writers Collective; African Ancestral Lesbians United for Societal Change (AALUSC, formerly known as Salsa Soul Sisters), and the Committee for the Visibility of Other Black Women, the first black lesbian conference on the East Coast. She was also on the first board of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, and was part of the Lesbian Herstory Archives collective. She is survived by two children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Georgia’s Memorial Service will take place Saturday, December 7, 2013. From 6pm-8pm. At Watson Mortuary , 26 Gifford Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304.
The concept of the show reflects the new media artist’s challenge of capturing viewer attention and focus in a highly saturated, over-stimulating digital landscape. With constant and instantaneous consumption of images, video and sound across platforms that are fully embedded into daily life, a new framework is steering our perceptions of our world and our selves.
From viral sound bytes to fleeting Snapchats, the scanning/filtering/processing of media has reached a rapid-fire pace. For artists working in this realm, a collective aim is for viewer access at a deeper level. E. Jane asks, “How do we get an audience to wait and enter the work?”