See Some of Our Creations
At The Radical Archive of Preservation, we love having the opportunity to mentor artists and helping them succeed. The Radical Archive of Preservation wants to differentiate you from the rest, and help you stand out like the star you truly are. We’re proud of everything we do and the work our students have created, and invite you to take a look for yourself.
BRASS. WIND. HOT. TONGUES
The Movement Lab
A one-time collaborative project between T.R.A.P. and Kebbi Williams & band. In a 45 minute performance musicians and movers create tableaus using the journals, diaries, and research on black radicalism of shady Radical. Brass. Wind. Hot. Tongues. was the debut of The Radical Archive of Preservation.
photography by Colbie Fray
WASHING OUR MOTHERS
Day & Night Projects
“WASHING OUR MOTHERS” set out to allow children of all ages the chance to air out their love and grievances for their mothers in a four step process of picking out fabric, writing grievances down on that piece of fabric, washing that fabric by hand, and hanging it up on a clothesline in the gallery space.
The ritualistic performance was enriched with dance (choreographed by Kerri Garret), poetry (spoken by Victoria P. Allen), a site specific work (Olamma Oparah) and archival performance (shady Radical). This live performance installation is a development of the film Laundry Day and included a self-care workshop led by SisterCare Alliance and Anana Johari Harris Parris. There was also an exhibition in progress in the gallery space, October 24th to Nov 5th.
photography by Jessica Thomas
WITNESS: Pearl is a 2-part re-imagines moments during Pearl Cleage’s residency at 7 Stages Theatre in 1987 (Love and Trouble) and 2006 (Coretta). T.R.A.P. presents archival research, a library, and critical fabulations of significant, but non-iconic moments in Atlanta’s history. Centering the body in the archive, T.R.A.P. aims to enrich our cultural memory through performance, site-specific installations, and collaboration.