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21c Speaker Series: Tamika Galanis

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Tamika Galanis is a documentarian and multimedia visual artist. A Bahamian native, Tamika’s work examines the complexities of living in a place shrouded in tourism’s ideal during the age of climate concerns. Emphasizing the importance of Bahamian cultural identity for cultural preservation, Tamika documents aspects of Bahamian life not curated for tourist consumption to intervene in the historical archive. This work counters the widely held paradisiacal view of the Caribbean, the origins of which arose post-emancipation through a controlled, systematic visual framing and commodification of the tropics.

Tamika’s photography-based-practice includes traditional documentary work and new media abstractions of written, oral, and archival histories. Hacking the Narrative is a multimedia project composed of photographs, film, and sculptural objects that shed light on the conditions in which Bahamians live outside of the mythical promise of paradise.

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Date:
October 21
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

21c Museum Hotel
111 North Corcoran Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Phone:
919.956.6742
Website:
https://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/museum/

Details

Date:
October 21
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

21c Museum Hotel
111 North Corcoran Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
919.956.6742
Website:
https://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/museum/