Black Life: Marvin K. White

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil


Marvin K. White presents "White Noise/Black Masks," a sonic stage and environment that includes life-cancelling "white noise" and life-cancelling "white space" while centering marginalized, creative black voices. Local poets (Michal MJ Jones, James Cagney, Nancy Johnson, and Arisa White) read their work, surrounded by a circle of loudspeakers emitting white noise. How high must we turn up the volume to be heard over the din of oppression?