Womb: The Black Wealth Project

Date: April 27, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
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An interdisciplinary project between Dance, Digital Media, the Pearlstein Gallery, the Writer’s Room, and students from West Philadelphia High School and lead artist and Rankin Scholar, Maria Bauman.

An interdisciplinary project between Drexel University’s Dance Department, Digital Media, the Pearlstein Gallery, the Writer’s Room, students, multiple community groups including West Philadelphia High School and Rankin Scholar-in-Residence, Maria Bauman. During a three-week research-based residency Maria Bauman alongside Audrey Hailes and Drexel community collaborators will co-create an interactive installation; Womb: The Black Wealth Project. And on April 27th collaborators will share an activation of the installation. The project explores various manifestations of luxury, spaciousness, wealth and abundance and is rooted in community mapping and research including Jillian Hernandez’s Aesthetics of Excess: The Art and Politics of Black and Latina Embodiment, Tricia Hersey’s Rest is Resistance, and using autoethnography as methodology.

Photo credit: Chris Cameron