On View: June 16 – October 31, 2022
In Person Exhibition on Governors Island | June 16 – October 31, 2022
RITUAL EVENT | July 23, 2021: CLOSED
VIRTUAL EXHIBITION | June 30 – December 23, 2021 (First Preview)
The Earth is a living altar. Mama Earth, The Great Mama, Our One Planet, the home place that we share with Mother Earth’s other children in the glorious mystery of life. This exhibition is an 11-part audiovisual homage and tribute to our planet. The exhibit experience is multidimensional, wrapping the audience in the sensation of sitting at the feet of their elders. Sitting in a circle created by a shared understanding, a singular act of ceremony, a sensory-rich moment that is a catalyst of transformation.
Authors (Voices, in alphabetical order): Claudia Ford, Dekera Greene Rodriguez, Ibrahim Abdul Matin, Jose Luis Ortiz, Kim Ruffin, Nikki Silvestri, Omar Brownson, Orrin Williams, Sherry Williams, Toni Anderson, Tracy Lloyd McCurty, Valerie Rawls, Veronica Kyle
Audio Design: TaRaach
Visual Collage Artist: Rena Anakwe
Creative Direction: Noni Limar
To learn more about the artists and contributors to this project, click HERE.
To see the full list of credits for sound and video sources used in the films, download HERE.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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This project contains copyrighted material, the use of which has not always been authorized by the copyright owner. MoCADA makes such material available in our efforts to advance the understanding of social justice issues for the purpose of engaging dialogue, providing access to educational resources not readily available, creating equity, and empowering communities of the African diaspora. We believe this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material herein is distributed without profit to those who have expressed interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.
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