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New Orleans, LA

Thursday, November 9, 2017 – 7:30pm
Friday, November 10, 2017 – 7:30pm
Saturday, November 11, 2017 – 7:30pm
Saturday, November 11, 2017 – 11:00pm

Drawing inspiration from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, GO FORTH is a performance and photo installation that considers how we create space in our lives for the presence of the absent. Burial is proposed not as erasure but as offering restitution and performing rites.

The 3,000-year-old funerary text is approached as an ancient performance score: excavating the spells and incantations to create a series of burial vignettes, fragments of translation, memory and imagination. Photographic funerary murals usher the audience into a mythological underground landscape. Galvanized by the intimate relationship between black people and death around the world, GO FORTH paves way for its audience to reflect on their individual and collective mourning processes.