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Manifest. 2017. HD Video, color, sound, loop, projected on screen suspended from ceiling.

Manifest. 2017. (Video Still) HD video, color, sound, loop.

Manifest. 2017. (Video Still) HD video, color, sound, loop.

What do we need from museums in this current moment? From 1934 to 1958 founding director Grace McCann Morley championed this museum as a central part of civic life. Echo Chambers places her vision in a present-day context. Beginning with Morley’s own lectures and writings, the performers add contemporary voices and prepositions, inviting viewers to imagine what museums in the current cultural and political climate can offer society at large.

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Performers: Jenny Bass and nicHi Douglas
Direction, Edit, Script: Andrea Geyer
Script sources: Grace McCann Morley, Fred Moten, Jack Halberstam, Walter Benjamin, Michel Foucault, Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Hannah Arendt, Doug Ashford, Wendy Brown, and Ian White
Director of photography: Martina Radwan
Sound: John Steadwell
Production management: Heather Donahue
Hair and makeup: Arielle Williams
Crew: Anna Parisi, Catherine Fenton Bernath, Daniel Llaría Gaspar, Nina Macintosh, Paulina Kim, Rebecca Ou, Sareh Imani, and Tianyu Qiu