#BrownUpYourFeed performative lecture by artist Mandy Harris Williams.

4 Nov
7:00 pm
Add to Calendar 2021-11-04 19:00:00 2021-11-04 19:00:00 Performative Lecture by Mandy Harris Williams #BrownUpYourFeed performative lecture by artist Mandy Harris Williams. Oxy Arts on York (4757 York Boulevard) Occidental College info@kwallcompany.com America/Los_Angeles public
Event Date: Nov. 4, 2021

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Mandy stars as host, expert pundit, celebrity feature, and musical guest in a late-night show made of critical theory dreams. In Mandy's World, it's not the most viral, whiter and lighter influencers and artists who represent and perform Black culture–– it's those who favor Black Culture's progenitors. Mandy martials an edu-taining blend of lecture, slideshow, performance, humor and music to deconstruct the 'gram––that is, both the gramophone and Insta, alike––to investigate the ways technology and algorithms dictate the rhythms we groove to. How are music sharing and social media platforms influencing and influenced by the decidedly un-hip legacy of racial capitalism? Who is winning? Who is wailing?

This performative lecture draws on Williams’ popular #BrownUpYourFeed movement, which examines how algorithms on digital platforms parse and classify content by producers of color. 

**Masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend this event. Recent negative co-vid tests will not be accepted.

Mandy Harris Williams is a theorist, multimedia conceptual artist, writer, educator, radio host and internet/community academic. Originally fromNew York City, she currently lives in Los Angeles; her practice focuses on desirability privilege as a real and mythological market and political force. Mandy graduated from Harvard, having studied the History of the African Diaspora, the mass incarceration crisis, and other contemporary black issues. She received her MA in Urban Education and worked as a classroom teacher for 7 years in low income communities. She integrates a holistic and didactic style into her current creative practice.

Portrait by Courtney Sofiah Yates

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