KILO | Iba se 99. [I wish to communicate with you. | I acknowledge 99] , 2015
KILO | Iba se 99. takes inspiration from an excerpt of a report produced by the Women’s Bureau division of the United States Department of Labor titled Negro Women War Workers, published in 1945. The film is also an exploration of the relationship between the US Navy Flag signal Kilo which has the assigned message of “I wish to communicate with you”, the first 12 Black women allowed to work on the Navy Yard in 1942, and the Orisha Ochosi.
Artist Statement: tionam.com/kilo
SCREENING Feb. 28, 2015
Black Artstory Month - New Negress Film Society presents: “I Cried, Power!” On the Limits & Possibilities of Black Life
The New Negress Film Society presents an evening of digital media and live sound installation that re-imagines the concept of Afrofuturism in the wake of recent police violence in New York City and beyond. For our closing event, female-identified video and sound artists consider the realities of resistance and how revolutionary social movements can be built and sustained.
Featuring the work of Dyani Douze, Ja'Tovia Gary, Tiona McClodden, Stasia Mehschel, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, and Yulan Grant.
Location: The Emerson, 561 Myrtle Avenue between Emerson Pl & Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY