“VIRAGO Part I"
-an experimental arts documentary
A DREAMSCAPE; discussing the origins of American contemporary gender presentation. An unapologetic orchestration rhythmed by sound, new media, and fashion; following the stylization and presence of five Black-Femme identifying music artist currently living in Detroit.
VIRAGO, alludes to the rising above of cultural and gender stereotypes through the embodiment of virile heroism.
VIRAGO PART I premiered at AfroFuture Film Series “Divergent Griots” on July 19th, 2019
Divergent Griots: Conversations in Afrofuturist Artivism
“Franchesca Lamarre, Bree Gant, and Atieno Nyar Kasagam, assert narratives of black existence. With past and present political climates rendering black lives matter less, these artist create space to amplify their voices. Fearless and demanding all eyes to see them, a performance of archival artivism erupts. Through experimental image-telling these storytellers reimagine resistance.” -AfroFuture Youth
VIRAGO PART I (TRAILER)