'Hashtag It Doesn't Matter' by Studio Enertia

  • Art League Houston

Art League Houston is pleased to present Hashtag It Doesn't Matter, a special screening spotlighting a selection of the video’s currently on view in PROOF, a multimedia exhibition by Studio Enertia: a collaborative project by Houston performer and composer Lisa E. Harris, and Pittsburgh-based artist Alisha B. Wormsley. The screening will feature excerpts from the following films: CRY of the THIRD EYE, The Transformation of Oshe, There are Black People in the Future, and Slaves and Indians. Attendees are encouraged to rotate their chairs around the exhibit as each film is screened. The event is on Tuesday April 1 at 7 PM in the ALH Main Gallery.

PROOF transforms the gallery into an incubator-like space; where the artists will experiment with combining individual narratives that reference global tradition, nostalgia and futurist dreams, as a way to incite new dialogues on contemporary issues impacting people of the African diaspora. The exhibition is designed to create an immersive environment where the artworks are meant to be experienced in context with each other rather than as individual units.

For this exhibition, the works re-visited include Slaves and Indians, a guerrilla performance that explores the lack of historic connection that people have to the American landscape vs. the institutionalization of art institutions in America; The Transformation of Oshe, a photo montage installation with operatic performance, exploring African diasporic myth and spirituality; Lilith, a new-opera film exploring the demonization of women, set in the post-earth future, inspired by the archetypal first woman of the earth in ancient Sumerian mythology; CRY of the THIRD EYE, an experimental new-opera film about gentrification, identity, and abduction in Third Ward, Houston, Texas; and There Are Black People In the Future, an archival installation of myths and histories pulled from The children of NAN, a sci-fi mythology by Alisha B. Wormsley of a civilization in which, 2000 years ago, dark skinned women ruled the earth.