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In conjunction with the 6th Annual BlackStar Film Festival

August 3, 2017

August 3 – September 10

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 3 6:30pm

Curated by Maori Karmael Holmes

Lossless is an exploration of Black and Brown bodies as a site of compression, considering the ways that labor, illusion, loss, lineage, and personhood are imagined and re-constructed. 

Chiefly featuring BlackStar alumni filmmakers who have dismantled and reassembled conventions of cinema and video art to create new experiences with the moving image.  Featured are works in installation, video, 16mm, online space, and 3-D environments, by Razan AlSalah, Kevin Jerome Everson, ja’tovia gary, Roni Nicole Henderson, Kahlil Joseph, Terence Nance, and Sosena Solomon.

The exhibition will also include a performance by Terence Nance and Norvis, Jr. of 18 Black Girls Ages 1-18 Who Have Arrived at the Singularity and are Thus Spiritual Machines: $8 in an edition of $97,000,000,000,000 on August 3. 

The exhibition’s title refers to the common term in audio production but is also reflecting upon ways to discuss absence in stories of trauma and nostalgia and additionally considering manifestations of resistance.

Significant support is provided by Pearlstein Gallery.

Generous support is provided by Wyncote Foundation, Barra Foundation, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, and Lomax Family Foundation.