Adventures in mycology.
This Friday on Practically Speaking, we explore the unique historical, political and social experiences of AfroLatin@s and people of African descent throughout the Americas.
Dr. Sherwin Bryant, professor of African American Studies and History at Northwestern University, gives us a history lesson, while Catalina Maria Johnson, Latin music historian and host of Beat Latino on #vocalo, shares how music is a significant marker of the African presence throughout Latin America.
Tune in this Friday at 11am on http://vocalo.org/player | 90.7fm (CHI) | 89.5fm (INDY)
New Post up at Demon Rum, go read, go drink.
Meryl McMaster: In-Between Worlds
In-Between Worlds explores the mixing and transforming of bi-cultural identities - Aboriginal and Euro-Canadian (Scottish and Cree).
McMaster views her bicultural Aboriginal-European heritage as a synergistic strength rather than a struggle between opposing forces. Through working on this series, McMaster transformed the way she views the past, creating a new narrative that comments on her personal heritage and its relation to a larger, shared cultural history that is inextricable from the land. Colourful self-portraits insert the artist’s body into visual spaces that reflect both the inspiration that she felt during her time alone in nature and the sense of being between two worlds. The images depict McMaster posed with evocative sculptures and sculptural garments, which she constructed to serve as talismans that incorporate her bicultural heritage through collage.
This series addresses the idea of liminality, of being betwixt and between cultural identities and histories. In-Between Worlds is a sequence of moments that appear out of the ordinary and can be interpreted as being in a state of suspended belief.