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The BLACK Domestic Living Roomscape – Game Time

April 21, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Schetuana Powell, Knot Puzzle - Infinite Game. 2022. Photo by Clemenstien Love

Presented by The GREYSTONE Collective as part of its series  Indelible ORIGINS | Place + People The BLACK Domestic Living & Dining Roomscapes, Game Time is an interactive installation curated by guest artist Schetauna Powell. The Black domestic living room is a place family gathers to engage in play and performance together.  In Black culture, an object exists because we came together to create it. Through the relationships we form in the act of resisting psychological terror of white supremacy, Black people create life affirming cultural objects. New Black cultural objects are created when exploring the relationships that comprise communities of resistance. We create new objects so that we may invite others to build relationships with us through play and possibility.

This installation positions the semiotics of pattern design in African American quilts created by the African Diaspora as an infinite game that plays on memory making, navigation, and structural organization. Game Time is an invitation to the viewer to play by building structures using the shapes and symbology of African American language and culture. The interactive installations display the infinite variation through play and performance and invite us to approach the world as having unexpected possibilities.

The GREYSTONE Collective is an established home and studio for Black Queer + Trans Makers located in the heart of Bronzeville, Chicago’s landmark Black Metropolis. Indelible ORIGINS | Place + People is a four-part public engagement series that celebrates the identity and creative narratives of  The GREYSTONE Collective’s artists, makers, and guest collaborators while creating ancestral ties to the neighborhood’s historical Black makers–Ida B. Wells, Richard Wright, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Margaret Burroughs.

Indelible ORIGINS | Place + People is supported by Hyde Park Art Center’s Artists Run Chicago Fund as part of Art Design Chicago.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited, RSVP is required.



Sunday, April 21, 2024
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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The GREYSTONE Collective
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South Side
Life-long Learners, Scholars
Free Admission
Event Topics
Activism, Community, LGBTQ+, Racial Identity, Social Justice, Women Artists




The GREYSTONE Collective
4733 South Forrestville Avenue
Chicago, 60615
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