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Languid Hands Presents:
TREAD/MILL
(WORK IN PROGRESS)

Jun 4, 2022
2:00 PM
Join interdisciplinary writer, artist, editor and facilitator Imani Mason Jordan for a performance drawing from the history of the penal treadmill, which was utilized as a tool of punishment in British prisons and in the colonies, and tackling themes of material culture, labor, sweat, carceral logics, surveillance, endurance and orality.

Across two 19-minute chapters, the performance includes a recitation of Frederic Rzewski’s 1974 minimalist composition “Coming Together”, which repurposes a text written by Sam Melville, one of the leaders of the 1971 Attica Prison Rebellion. The first iteration of TREAD/MILL [WIP] was presented at Somerset House Studios in 2021 with sound by Felix Taylor, and design support and documentation by Joseph June Bond and Rabz Lansiquot.

Free and open to the public.
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