As part of Rewire’s discourse programme RITUAL at Page Not Found artist M Lamar will facilitate a reading from ‘We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity’ by cultural theorist, bell hooks, to think through rituals of dominance and power and how we can turn to the prolific writing of bell hooks as a starting point on a journey of healing and love.
M Lamar is a composer who works across opera, metal, performance, video, sculpture and installation to craft sprawling narratives of radical becomings. Fully embodying his Afro Gothic aesthetic, M Lamar creates stylistically bold works that critically engage with the status quo. His latest of academically-informed modern opera pieces Lordship And Bondage: The Birth Of The Negro Superman combines modern classical music with black and doom metal to reflect on the African Americans’ experiences of enslaved and liberated consciousness. During Rewire the artist will also premiere a new work called Machines and Other Intergalactic Technologies of The Spirit, a piece that is heavily inspired by Sun Ra’s retro-futurist sci-fi projections on the mind and spirit.
All Rewire events at Page Not Found are free and open to the public. No festival ticket is needed to attend.
The reading takes place on Sunday 10 April from 14:00-14:45.