REPUBLICA: TEMPLE OF COLOR AND SOUND



Republica: Temple of Color and Sound is a living text and conceptual framework that engages literature, cinema, sound, and performance-art to refuse the inevitability of the present. It imagines a landscape undominated by the extraction of natural resources and white supremacy by presenting a “critical fabulation” of both an alternative past and potential future.

“critical fabulation” is the combining of historical and archival research with critical theory and fictional narrative to fill in the blanks left in the historical record. (Saidiya Hartman)

A vehicle of the theory’s itinerant philosophy, Temple of Color and Sound is a mobile gathering, learning, ritual and performance space dedicated to the memory and principles embodied by the 1811 rebellion. The temple’s proprietor, Maryam de Capita is channeled for public and private gatherings by Kristina Kay Robinson.

PRESS

INTERVIEW :

Power, Gris-Gris, and the Plurality of a Haunting: Maryam de Capita’s New World Order

MoMa PRESS:RECONSTRUCTIONS:ARCHITECTURE & BLACKNESS

How Can We Reclaim the Story of a Place?

https://www.moma.org/magazine/articles/575

PIN- UP:IDEAS CITY NEW ORLEANS: A STATE OF EXUBERANT HYBRIDITY

SUGARCANE MAGAZINE: KRISTINA KAY ROBINSON:SPIRITUALLY UNCENSORED:

NEW ORLEANS ART INSIDER:THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH

Republica: Temple of Color and Sound has been presented in exhibition at the “The Rent is Too Damn High” in New Orleans, “Welcome to the Afrofuture” during Miami Art Week, New Museum’s residency program, Ideas City and the New Orleans African American Museum. Most recently the project has been featured as a part of a collaboration with V. Mitch McEwen for MoMa’s Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America. It is currently in exhibition with Independent Curators International’s, Notes For Tomorrow.


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