Erin Christovale is the Assistant Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. She is also the curator of Black Radical Imagination with Amir George, which has screened both nationally and internationally in spaces such as MoMA PS1, MOCA Los Angeles, and the Museo Taller José ClementeT Orozco. Exhibitions include a/wake in the water: Meditations on Disaster (2014) at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Memoirs of A Watermelon Woman (2016) and A Subtle Likeness (2016) at the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, and S/Election: Democracy, Citizenship, Freedom (2016) at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and baby boy (2017) at Transmission Glasgow. She recently organized the 28th anniversary of ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS with Vivian Crockett as part of Visual AIDS’ project, A Day With(Out) Art and Made in L.A. 2018, the Hammer Museum's biennial.
Parlor Room presents Black Radical Imagination, a workshop focused on Afrofuturism and the state of experimental cinema within the African Diaspora. This workshop will focus on two texts; Further Considerations of Afrofuturism by Kodwo Eshun and Cinema on Lower Frequencies: Black Independent Filmmaking by Terri Francis and will give an overview and feature a screening of Black Radical Imagination, a touring, experimental short film program that features filmmakers and visual artists within the African Diaspora cofounded by Erin Christovale and Amir George showcasing artists from the greater Los Angeles area with Anne Ellegood.
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