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Read more about our Artist in Residence Marshall Trammell and the project Warrior Ethos / Warrior Ecologies here
Borealis Artist in Residence Marshall Trammell premieres a new performance film and discussion connecting the 1680 Pueblo Revolt to modern day Bergen. Working across a web of interconnected disciplines, cultures and histories, Trammell’s research and discussion based practice draws on the quilt codes of the Underground Railroad, the name given to the network of secret routes and safe houses enslaved African Americans would use to escape the slavery and torture of the American South. Trammell uses these Quilt Codes, a series of simple block images that would have been woven in to quilts hung outside houses, as the starting point to discuss representations of solidarity and resistance in communities today.
For this new film, commissioned by Borealis, he performs 11 new codes, devised by a community living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the legacy of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt, a bloody uprising of indigenous people against Spanish colonisers, still resonates today. Formulating new drumming postures for each code, the film concludes with a new performance, reading the 11 codes as graphic score, which will be followed by an audience feedback session, giving space for reflection by a Bergen audience on the ideas and sounds performed.
Photo: Agatha Urbaniak