“Overcome” is a video work that is inspired by ways that music was used during the American Civil Rights Movement. ┬áIt is one of the three components from Free/Phase: a project that conceptually remixes African-American freedom songs, thinking about how these songs are encoded politically, musically, and spiritually.

The Edmund Pettus bridge seen in the video is the site of the 1965 bloody confrontation between peaceful civil rights marchers and Alabama State Troopers.

Video Installation: Overcome

10 minute looping video, 2014

On display April 3 – 14, 2017

Lecture: Mendi + Keith Obadike “Sound Structures”

April 3, 7pm

Performing Arts Hall

Harmon Fine Arts Center

2505 Carpenter Ave., Des Moines, IA

Reception and viewing to follow.