Nikita Gale, SOME WEATHER (Blizzard), 2021
This new work for CIRCA is grounded through the words and ideas of numerous black female writers, including Christina Sharpe and Toni Morrison. Why are these writers important to you?
The simplest answer would be that they are doing the work of archiving and centering the marginalized and chronically neglected experiences of Black and non-white femme experiences. Sharpe’s use of the term “weather” as a means of characterizing the total atmosphere of global (intergalactic, even) anti-blackness was very informative to how I developed my own relationship to the term “weather” for this project.
Gimme Shelter is a 1970 British-American documentary film directed by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin chronicling the last weeks of The Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour which culminated in the disastrous Altamont Free Concert. The film is named after "Gimme Shelter", the lead track from the group's 1969 album Let It Bleed. Gimme Shelter was screened out of competition as the opening film of the 1971 Cannes Film Festival.
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