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September 28-30, 2023

Moving Image Installation: September 28 & September 29, 2023, 9am-5pm
Closing Reception: September 30, 2023, 6pm-9pm

Irishia Hubbard’s Unearthed is a moving image installation that explores the unwritten history of Black moving image arts by analyzing Africanist Aesthetics in American dance, photography, and film. Themes of visibility, ancestral veneration, and Black liberation appear in this video exhibition as means of retelling and reclaiming history. The exhibit includes a series of screen dances that incorporate found footage of Black performers on screen and features a spectrum of BIPOC professional community performers, collegiate students, and female filmmakers. 

Irishia Hubbard is a choreographer, filmmaker, and educator from South Carolina. Irishia holds a B.F.A. in Dance Choreography, a B.A. in Educational Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, and is currently an MFA candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Modern Dance program at the University of Utah. As an experimental narrative filmmaker, Irishia primarily works with the embodied Black female experience. Her films have premiered nationally and internationally in festivals such as Dance Camera West, Cinevox, ADF Movie by Movers, Trinity Laban’s International Screendance Festival, Auro Apaar, and Desassossego Short Dance Film Festival.

The Salt Lake City Arts Council is a division of Salt Lake City Corporation in the Department of Economic Development and also maintains a nonprofit corporation, the Salt Lake City Arts Council Foundation with 501(c)(3) status.

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