Artist Talk: M. Carmen Lane

March 31, Thursday, 7 p.m.

View the recording of this event here.

In this online talk, M. Carmen Lane discusses (í:se) Be Our Guest/Stolen, an examination, through the personal histories of the artist’s Afro-Indigenous family, of the impact of Indigenous displacements, Black fugitive migrations, and the unfinished business transmitted through intergenerational traumas of removal. Indigenous and Black bodies traverse place as a constant reminder to the other that the settler does not live in their rightful place. In the talk, Lane will explore the host/guest relationship, family fracturing and splintering, and the history of family displacement of Black and indigenous people.

M. Carmen Lane is a two:spirit African American and Haudenosaunee (Mohawk/Tuscarora) artist and writer whose work integrates ancestry, legacy, and spirituality and pursues expansion, experimentation, and play. Lane is founder and director of ATNSC: Center for Healing & Creative Leadership, an urban retreat center and social practice experiment in holistic health, leadership development, Indigenous arts, and culture. Lane has exhibited work during the FRONT 2018 triennial group show by Michael Rakowitz, A Color Removed at SPACES Gallery, EFA Project Space’s Spring 2019 exhibition In The Presence of Absence, The Riffe Gallery’s SHIFT exhibition, and the group exhibition CONVERGE at the Artist Archives of the Western Reserve.