Public Lecture by Lynnée Denise

donderdag 04 april 2024, 19:30 - 20:30 uur
Nederlandse Filmacademie
Markenplein 1
1011 MV Amsterdam

Join us for a public lecture by Lynnée Denise (NL, USA) on 4 April (19:30) at the Netherlands Film Academy.

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From DJ Scholarship to Cinematic Sounding: On Visual Culture and Turntable as Camera 

In this talk, Lynnée Denise will discuss DJ Scholarship, a term she coined DJ in 2013, which explores how knowledge is gathered, interpreted, and produced through a conceptual and theoretical framework, shifting the role of the DJ from a party purveyor to an archivist and cultural worker. In addition to her sound practice, Additionally, she'll screen a small body of visual essays she's produced, Electric Ringshout (2018) and Toni Morrison Inna London: Sonic Connections and the Literary Imaginationthat (2020), and speak to the depth and range of sound system culture, as well as her artistic interpretation of spinning and blending moving images.  

A global practitioner of sound, language, and Black Atlantic thought, Lynnée Denise is an Amsterdam-based writer and interdisciplinary artist from Los Angeles, California. Shaped by her parent's record collection and the 1980s, Denise's work traces and foregrounds the intimacies of underground nightclub movements, music migration, and bass culture in the African Diaspora. A doctoral student in the Department of Visual Culture at the Goldsmiths University of London, Denise's research contends with how iterations of sound system culture construct a living archive and refuge for a Black queer diaspora. Her debut book, Why Willie Mae Thornton Matters (the University of Texas Press), is a narrative journey of reclamation that intricately details and humanizes the full life, musical contributions, and cultural impact of Willie Mae Thornton.