Gathering Blossoms Under Fire


Two nights of movies, performances, music and storytelling presented by members of Bla*Sh (Black She) framed around the exhibitions Sondra Perry Typhoon coming on and Arthur Jafa Love is the Message, the Message is Death currently on view at Luma Westbau.

We will be discussing the pressures imposed on black bodies by society and structural racism, as well as the feelings of joy and pain emerging from black experiences.




Thursday, 10 January 2019


Movie Night

6:30 pm Bar opens

7:00 pm Introduction

7:05 pm Policiers vaudois, une violente série noire, documentary by Shyaka Kagame et Gabriel Tejedor (CH, 2018)

7:30 pm Break

7:45 pm 13th, documentary by Ava duVernay (USA, 2016)

9.30 pm Moderated discussion

10:00 pm End




Friday, 11 January 2019


Performances and Storytelling

7:00 pm Bar opens

7:30 pm Introduction and Presentation Joy and Pain

8:15 pm Break

8:30 pm Storytelling Listening Session

9:00 pm Performances by Black Pitch and Legion Seven

9:30 pm Lullaby

9:40 pm Q&A

10:00 pm Music by youngseptember

11:00 pm End


Free entry