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Becky Eddy Phillips

Artist/ Adjunct Art Professor, Blinn College in College Station

The Long Black Wig Project

PRESENTED ON DEC 01, 2015
IN BRYAN @ VOL 5

“Recall the idiom Everything But the Kitchen Sink…This is NOT that space.”

In The Long Black Wig Project from PechaKucha Night Bryan’s 5th Volume Speaker Becky Eddy Phillips rhythmically details a her multimedia artistic piece. The Long Black Wig Project enters contemporary plots in art, science, domesticity, mothering, and feminism. Using art like a verb, it wavers in leaps and falls between the intellectual and domestic realms. At the same time, the work is introspective, balancing the overlapping (though historically antithetical) realms of mother and artist: how to stay connected to art depends on the artists connectivity to her children. An ambitious multi-media exhibit, it is contained within A Vacuous Space.

A multitude of video vignettes are projected within it’s relative space. With titles such as Miss Sara Tonin’s Fancy and My Feminism Hurts My Marriage, the imagery is strangely eerie with a feminine edge as if there were an invisible link to the past lives of women associated with Surrealism. A long wig is seen throughout the work and acts as a connective fiber.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016. 

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Feminism Through Art

BY ALPESH KANTILAL PATEL
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Alpesh Kantilal Patel showcases art exhibits that challenge gender and sexuality norms. International feminism and liberation of women are emphasized in this combination of art and activism. 

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Skin of the Beast

BY NAOMIE HATHERLEY
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 17, 2015

This emotive talk about the creation of a purse during a woman's transition from woman to mother brings us to a place of empathy and personal reflection through her artwork and the culmanation of this experience - the skin of the beast.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 7, 2015.

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Women and Domesticity

BY VANESSA MARR
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 08, 2016

The ongoing project by Vanessa Marr is the centre point of this presentation. Dust clothes are used as the canvas for females to embroid and sew personal messages challenging gender-based stereotypes and the role of a women in the 21st century.  

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Building Afrotopia

BY STACEY ROBINSON
@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"The work becomes a conversation about class, race, gender and appropriation."

In Building Afrotopia from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, artist Stacey Robinson illustrates how speculating black futures became paramount in his artistic practice as a response to the global displacement of Black and Indigenous people. Robinson shares recent work, beginning with his current Pan-African flag series, representing nations where Black and Indigenous populations are controlled by extreme measures. Robinson then shares works from an in-progress book, 100 Afrofuturists Practitioners, depicting people building future spaces where Black peace exists using S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art(s), and Math). Lastly, Robinson presents works inspired by the past Black Renaissance speculative Black Futures, with Afrofuturist digital collages inspired by Romare Bearden, James Denmark, Manzel Bowman, and other past and contemporary mixed media collage artists. 

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Imperfection Is The New Black

BY SAM CORNWELL
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 16, 2015

Sam Cornwell talks about his struggles with perfection in photography and his artistic take on photogrpahs.

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Pop Up Urbanism – Black Rock City

BY THOM WHITE
@ VOL 16 ON NOV 12, 2016

What happens when some friends start having a Summer solstice bonfire on the beach? Well, if you keep it up long enough you end up building the 3rd largest city in Nevada for 70,000 radical self-expressionists for one week a year, and then erasing all trace of it until the next solstice. Thom White has been participating for a number of years and shares his insider knowledge of Black Rock City and the Burning Man Festival.

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Black Grief: The Silent Killer

BY RONNIKA WILLIAMS
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 07, 2017

Ronnika Williams is a graduate of Benton Harbor High, Western Michigan University, North Carolina Central University, and the Center for Documentary Studies program at Duke University. Ronnika is a children’s book author, nail polish enthusiast, and she will talk about what inspired her multimedia documentary project about grief in the black community.

 

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Amazing Black Women Not In Your History Book

BY RAYVEN HOLMES
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 10, 2018

It wasn't until Rayven Holmes was out of school that she discovered on her own that history also included amazing black women, and not just the old white guys that were in the school history books. Here is a small collection of those amazing black women, and why we need to get them included in the history books.

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The Art of Science

BY NICK SAYERS
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 02, 2018

Originally trained as a graphic designer, artist Nick Sayers combines art with science...