January 10, 2020
DJ Lynnée Denise presents two programs on January 10: a soundscape in the afternoon, with a lecture and screening to follow in the evening.

Lynnée Denise screens her latest project titled Circle Formation a reflective experimental video installation which uses the "ring shout" dance style to highlight the link between gospel and the queer roots of disco and house music. The video uses elements of the DJ mix tape to provide a sonic and visual contextualization of the rhythmic pulse as a thread that pulls together foundational and interrelated genres of music touching queer histories.

DJ Lynnée Denise is an artist, scholar, and writer whose work reflects on underground cultural movements, the 1980s, migration studies, theories of escape, and electronic music of the African Diaspora. Through interactive workshops and presentations, Lynnée Denise harnesses music as a medium for vital public dialogue on how to transform the way that music of the Black Atlantic is understood in its social context and beyond entertainment. Lynnée Denise’s DJ scholarship has been featured at institutions such as the Broad Museum, Tate Modern, Iziko South African Museum, Stanford University, Yale University, New York University, and Princeton University. Lynnée Denise has a BA from historically Black Fisk University, an MA in Ethnic Studies from San Francisco State University, and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from the University of California Riverside. Lynnée Denise is a Visiting Artist at Stanford University’s Institute of Diversity in the Arts.

This event is presented on the occasion of Cinthia Marcelle et al.: A morta on view through January 18, 2020.

It is also the fifth event in our year-long season dedicated to the questions posed by the work of Trinh T. Minh-ha and how they address art, culture, and society today.

DJ Lynnée Denise activates A morta

2:00 - 3:00pm Soundscape
6:00 - 7:30pm Lecture and screening