Zora Neale Hurston and her migration to the North and return to the Deep South inspired a collaboration between three Florida artists: Filmmaker & Multimedia Artist Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez, Choreographer & Movement Artist Shaneeka Harrell, and HipHop/Spoken Word Artist Sista Whirlwind.
Their discussion will explore Zora’s relationship to Florida, the swamp, her community, and the significance of Zora’s brand of Southern Comfort. They will also address the topic of art-making and community, working with archival content, and addressing historical information thru a contemporary lens.
They will project the video from the installation based off Zora’s words… “Gods Always Behave Like the People Who Made Them”. The artists will be present to informally discuss their collaborative process, what the work means to each of them as artists as well as individuals, and to answer audience questions.