As part of Photo Oxford 2021, Hundred Heroines is honoured to host María Magdalena Campos-Pons’ When We Gather
Wednesday 20th October 2021 marks 9 months of Kamala Harris, the first woman of colour serving as the Vice President of America.
To honour this accomplishment and the accomplishments of many women in America, we are proud to present María Magdalena Campos-Pons’ When We Gather as part of our Photo Oxford exhibition.
When We Gather (2021) is a five minute film that celebrates the women who have played an elemental role in the progress of the United States and offers a call to create a path forward for the leaders of the future. Conceived by renowned artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons, in collaboration with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and Okwui Okpokwasili, the artists choreographed circular movements and gestures from diverse traditions evoking storms, spirals, and ancestral energy.
The soundscape incorporates both lyrics and a poem written by Diggs for the project. When We Gather was originally inspired by the election of the country’s first female vice president and performed during a pandemic by seven artists in separate studios and outdoor spaces in Brooklyn, Houston, Boston and Nashville then woven together by the film director Codie Elaine Oliver [Black Love, OWN]. The film project was produced over an eight week period by San Francisco based gallerist Wendi Norris.
The short film, alongside the documentary of its making, will be available to view on Eventbrite from Oct 20th 12:01am GMT for 48 hours.
Unavailable during this timeframe? A second screening will be held from Nov 13th 12:01am GMT for 48 hours to celebrate the closure of Photo Oxford 2021, register below