RECOMMENDED READING LIST
May 12, 2020
This compilation is a small selection of sources that have informed the Platform 2020 research process. These recommendations have been shared through conversations between Okwui Okpokwasili and Judy Hussie-Taylor, the Danspace Project staff, members of the Platform 2020 Research Groups, colleagues, artists, and friends. These texts have fostered critical conversations inside and outside our halls of discourse and have helped shape the collective curatorial process around this Platform.
Gaines, Malik. “The Quadruple-Consciousness of Nina Simone.” Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 23, no. 2 (June 17, 2013): 248–67. Web. 2019.
Haraway, Donna. Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene (Experimental Futures). Duke U Press: 2016.
Hartman, Saidiya. “Venus in Two Acts.” Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 12, no. 2 (June 1, 2008): 1–14. Web. 2019.
. Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval. 1 edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2019.
. Interview by Rizvana Bradley. “Regard for One Another: A Conversation Between Rizvana Bradley and Saidiya Hartman.” Los Angeles Review of Books, October 8, 2019. Web. November 2019.
Kim, Suk-Jun, and Michael Bull. Humming. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.
Leigh, Simone. Interview by Rizvana Bradley. “Going Underground: An Interview with Simone Leigh.” Art In America, 20,
Aug. 2015. Web. November, 2019.
Lorde, Audre. “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power.” Sister Outsider. Ten Speed Press, Originally published in 1984, originally delivered at Mount Holyoke College, Aug, 1978.
Lundy Martin, Dawn. Good Stock Strange Blood. Coffee House Press, 2017.
Campt, Tina. Listening to Images. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2017.
“The Loophole of Retreat— An Invitation.” E-Flux. Journal #105. 105 (2019): 1/3. December, 2019. Web. 22, December, 2019.
Moten, Fred. In The Break: The Aesthetics Of The Black Radical Tradition. 1st edition. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003.
Phillips, Rasheedah. Black Quantum Futurism: Theory & Practice, Vol. I. Works Compiled by Rasheedah Phillips. AfroFuturist Affair. March 9, 2015.
Rhodes-Pitts, Sharifa. “Simone Leigh: For Her Own Pleasure and Edification.” The Hugo Boss Prize, Guggenheim, 2018.
Sharpe, Christina. In the Wake: On Blackness and Being. Reprint edition. Durham: Duke University Press Books, 2016.
Spillers, Hortense J. Black, White, and in Color: Essays On American Literature and Culture. 1st edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Van Allen, Judith. “Sitting on a Man: Colonialism and the Lost Political Institutions of Igbo Women”. Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue Canadienne Des Études Africaines, 6 (2), 165-181. 1972.
If you’re interested in purchasing any of these publications, please consider ordering from a local bookstore and help support independent businesses! A few bookseller suggestions from the Danspace Project staff:
Greenlight Bookstore, Dashwood Books, The Strand, and McNally Jackson.