Tamika Galanis | Reception & Artist's Talk @ Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Raleigh [11 October]

Tamika Galanis | Reception & Artist's Talk


110
11
October
18:00 - 20:00

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Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
1317 W Pettigrew St, Durham, North Carolina 27705
New work by Tamika Galanis in «One Hurricane Season» is part of an ongoing project that the artist/documentarian describes as her life's work, centering around the representation and history of her native Bahamas. The exhibition evolved from time she spent with family in the Bahamas in the summer and early fall of 2017, anticipating and in the wake of two hurricanes. As Irma and Maria were devastating the Caribbean, Galanis was also witnessing the progression of her grandmother's dementia. Incorporating archival family photos and videos as well as natural materials, One Hurricane Season «likens my personal experience with my grandmother to what happened to the countries throughout the Caribbean in that hurricane season,» says Galanis. «What does it mean to wake up in a place, to wake up in a body, that's different than it's been for its complete existence? It's a very personal foray into a global story.»

The aim of her larger ongoing project, Hacking the Narrative, «is, during this age of climate change, to capture a much more nuanced Bahamian experience than the outward-facing story of 'island paradise' that the rest of the world gets.» Believing it's just a matter of time before the Bahamas start to disappear, Galanis wants to capture the experience of everyday Bahamians. «Our experience is not going to be told by the colonial archive and it's not going to be told by contemporary ad agencies because we have been erased from that story. We are not there.»

On Thursday, October 11, our 2017–2018 DDP Post-MFA Fellow Tamika Galanis will return to CDS for an artist's talk. A reception will take place at 6 p.m. on the CDS porch; Tamika's artist talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the CDS auditorium.
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