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Cover Story - 5 things not to miss at Flux Night

Art installations to peep at the one-night event

EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to inclement weather, Flux Night has been postponed until further notice.

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1. Sheila Pree Bright, “1960Now: Atlanta, Baltimore, Ferguson & Washington DC”

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Award-winning Atlanta-based photographer, Sheila Pree Bright, says the young activists of Black Lives Matter are passionate and inspirational. Bright followed the group for one year, photographing it the whole time. Her exhibit should be one of the night’s highlights, as she displays raw emotions through a series of dynamic photos. ?“On the ground, I saw a common thread in each city as young people showed fierce passion with no fear,” Bright says. “They vocalized a common theme of feeling sick and tired of being sick and tired of fighting the same fight their grandparents and parents fought in the ’60s.”

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2. Pedro Reyes, “Disarm”

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With a set of instruments fabricated from destroyed weapons, Pedro Reyes wants you to think about the lives that weapons have taken. As the instruments are played, Reyes says that an exorcism of sorts takes place, expelling the demons the weapons hold while also playing beautiful tribute to the lives they took.

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3. Stephon Ferguson, “The Dream Lives”

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Ferguson will perform his spot-on delivery of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speeches. Known across the country for his jaw-dropping performance of King’s most famous words — he says King’s spirit inhabits his body during performances — Ferguson aims to spread the civil rights icon’s message of love, peace, and justice.

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4. Jennifer Ma, “Bending the Arc”

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Your voice can become the vehicle for transformation — literally — in this innovative piece. Jennifer Ma will project the collective voices of attendees onto smoke, representing tear gas or bombs during social unrest, to create stirring installations. We’re not exactly sure how it all works but it sounds really cool.

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5. Rashida Bumbray, Elissa Blount Moorhead, and Arthur Jafa, “APEX redacted”

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The panel presents a complete history of black film in less than two hours. The live-action lecture/screening takes a look at the scenes that matter the most in the history of black cinema.



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