Black Life: Spiritual Technologies Project

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

In a world increasingly reliant on digital technologies for artistic production, culture making, and communication, the Spiritual Technologies Project asks: When we perform traditions born out of historical struggle, what can we (re)learn and repurpose to address contemporary social justice struggles? In this lecture-demonstration, project collaborators Michaela Leslie-Rule, T. Carlis Roberts, and Ron Ragin will share from their documentary work in Georgia and South Carolina, which explores the waning black church tradition of lining hymns. The Spiritual Technologies Project seeks to generate, document, and transmit performative practices that unify and transform individuals and groups of people.