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Saturdays and Sundays, 12– 6 PM
Back and Song is a meditative four-channel film and art installation by filmmakers Elissa Blount Moorhead and Bradford Young, produced by Philadelphia Contemporary and Thomas Jefferson University. This kaleidoscopic installation reflects on the complex and profound connections between health, wellness, and the black experience in America. Working with archivists from around the world, Moorhead and Young have synthesized photographs of quotidian black family life and new footage into a time-based archive of expression.
Back and Song will be presented at Girard College, originally chartered in 1833 as a school for “white, male orphans” and later a pivotal site in the movement to legally desegregate all Philadelphia schools. Filling its central auditorium with sound and moving image, Back and Song will transform the Chapel at Girard College into a space of rejuvenation.
October 4, 2019
October 25, 2019
Thomas Jefferson University, Center City Campus
Elissa Blount Moorhead and Bradford Young in conversation with Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens.