Abstract / Excerpt
“Writing this essay about my film series (ANOTHER BUILDING dancing), which places narrative dance in and around historical buildings from the Dutch-African Diaspora, proved difficult. Obviously, I thought about what I wanted for the films when I conceived of them; I talked about the meaning in several Q & A sessions after screenings; I wrote funding requests; I communicated my intentions to my collaborators (the costume designer, director of photography, composer, and editor). In all of these efforts to get the films going, nothing challenged me more than transferring the clarity I found in creating the films into writing.”
About the Author
Gabri Christa | S&F Online | Rewriting Dispersal: Africana Gender Studies
My heritage informs both my artistic expressions and my worldview. And if I identify myself as Caribbean/Antillean, my world is a reflection of the complexity that comes from being a member of a crossroads culture, and the multi-cultural baggage that it entails.