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February 28, 2015
KILO | Iba se 99
Tiona McClodden debuts new work at Black Artstory Month

KILO Iba se 99 - Tiona McClodden

Vox member Tiona McClodden debuted her new work KILO | Iba se 99 featuring performance artist Ash Tai with a musical score by Stasia Mehschel of THEESatisfaction on Feb 28, 2015 in Brooklyn, NY as a part of the culminating event for The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership’s columinating event for Black Artstory Month – New Negress Film Society presents: “I Cried, Power!” On the Limits & Possibilities of Black Life

KILO | Iba se 99.[I wish to communicate with you. | I acknowledge 99] takes inspiration from an excerpt of a report produced by the Women’s Bureau division of the United States Department of Labor titled Negro Women War Workers, published in 1945. The film is also an exploration of the relationship between the US Navy Flag signal Kilo which has the assigned message of “I wish to communicate with you”, the first 12 Black women allowed to work on the Navy Yard in 1942, and the Orisha Ochosi.

More information can be found on Tiona’s site about the piece here.


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