RESIST COVID / TAKE 6!
September 21, 2020 – May 30, 2021
CARRIE MAE WEEMS SOCIAL STUDIES 101 PROJECT
This is a virtual event and will take place on Zoom.
Duke Arts and the Nasher Museum, in collaboration with Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, present a screening of three short films created by students in the spring graduate seminar class taught by Phyllis B. Dooney (MFA/EDA ’18). The films were inspired by artist Carrie Mae Weems’s outdoor exhibition RESIST COVID / TAKE 6!
On 6 Feet is a short animation tour of historic Durham highlighting the gravity of COVID-19 on BIPOC communities using RESIST COVID / TAKE 6! As the filmmakers highlight these critical topics, they thank the frontline workers who have sustained communities during the global pandemic. Created by Ivy Williams and Shirin Maleki.
A Message of Hope is a short film documenting reactions by members of the Durham community to Carrie Mae Weems’s exhibition RESIST COVID / TAKE 6! The film explores the disparate perceptions of the pandemic and the impact of Weems’s work in raising awareness of social inequity. Created by Emma Geiger, Nathan Wright and Taoyuan Jin.
Thank the Workers is a short film exploring the feelings and opinions of those on the front line, as well as thanking them for their continued service throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The film seeks to continue the relationship between art and social justice as well as honor the work of Carrie Mae Weems. Created by Lily Frame, Marie Gayeski and Emily MacDiarmid.
The screenings will be followed by an informal Q & A led by Marshall N. Price, Chief Curator and Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum and Tom Rankin, Director, MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts and professor of the practice of Art and Documentary Art, Art History & Visual Studies.