Under the guidance of Mark Levy, a QC graduate who participated in the 1964 civil right campaign, the plan is becoming more refined and gaining momentum.
The nature of the project is similar in form to the projection work I've created for the Juilliard School. It also builds on storytelling concepts I explored in my graduate thesis project at the School of Visual Arts. The central theme I want to investigate is how the passage of the time affects living memory and recorded history. For the time being, I will leave it at that- my ideas will no doubt evolve as I join a larger conversation, because...
Last week, the president of the Queens College formally invited me to submit my proposal and be a part of a committee he is forming to plan the 50th anniversary commemoration. I am tremendously excited about this opportunity, as it will connect me to other faculty members and alumni who are committed to preserving the legacy of this critical campaign in the Civil Rights Movement. I cannot wait to get started, as I know the process will expand my understanding of these historical events and principles, which have long captivated my imagination and influenced my trajectory as an artist and a teacher.
Whatever form my involvement ultimately takes, whatever form the commemoration takes, I am honored and humbled to participate in the process.