Virtual Factory 500 Program with Shikeith

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Saturday May 22

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11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Factory 500 and Patron members, grab a coffee and join us for a virtual conversation with Mattress Factory artist-in-residence, Shikeith.


Shikeith is a Pittsburgh-based, conceptual artist working in installation, sculpture, photography, and film. In Shikieth's Mattress Factory exhibit, Feeling The Spirit In The Dark, he brings together four surreal, uncanny installations that explore the psychological impact of light, darkness, touch, and space on the Black body and soul. Tracing the history of Black people through sound, especially the Blues, Jazz, Gospel, and R&B, and movement in the wake and weight of the ship, Shikeith tells the narrative of the afterlife of slavery and what haunts Black queer, male-embodied people in society.


Join us in conversation with Shikeith on Saturday, May 22 at 11 AM. And be sure to check out Feeling The Spirit In the Dark on view at the Mattress Factory through mid-June.


Click here to learn more about Shikeith.  


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