IF
I
CAN’T
DANCE,
IF
I
CAN’T
DANCE,
I DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION
Derrais Carter
Black Revelry: In Honor of ‘The Sugar Shack’ [pre-order]
Black Revelry: In Honor of 'The Sugar Shack’

An experiment in book making, which takes up the form of the LP record as a starting point for re-configuring the haptics of the printed book. Presented as a collection of unbound pages inside a gatefold record sleeve, the publication includes a pressed record, as well as written, visual and sonic contributions from scholars, poets, artists, choreographers and DJs. Through the logic of the detail, each contributor imaginatively (re)produces Ernie Barnes’s iconic painting The Sugar Shack as an archive of personal histories and a universe of intergenerational connections. Held together as an album, it is a performance to be made at home, which invites readers/listeners to feel art’s histories and to be in them with their bodies.

 

Through 9 January 2022 the publication will be available for pre-order with the special holiday price of 15 Euro (afterwards 22 Euro).


acknowledgements

Black Revelry is commissioned by If I Can’t Dance and curated by Megan Hoetger. The publication is supported by the Netherland American Foundation.

 

Contributors: Taylor Renée Aldridge; Samiya Bashir; La Marr Jurelle Bruce; Derrais Carter; DJ Lynnée Denise, Jennifer Harge, Duane Lee Holland, Jr., William H. Mosley, III, Zoé Samudzi, S*an D. Henry-Smith, Melanie Stevens and Phillip B. Williams.

 

Design: Karoline Świeżyński

Sound production: MJ Mouw

ISBN 978-94-921391-8-4
Ills col & bw, 31,5-31cm, English, 2021

13.76

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