Edging Further Out in Charlotte

Edging Further Out in Charlotte
The Barker came for me. “She needs you inside,” he said. I went and entered the 10-foot high tent suspended from the ceiling in one of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture’s galleries. There was a lot of nervous chatter outside but the moment I entered it all disappeared. The tent’s plush, red fabric stifled the outside world, limiting it to a dull murmur. I wasn’t sure why I was summoned to this sacred space but I knew she needed me.  For a second, I wondered if this was what Joice Heth experienced moments before she was made spectacle — a curiosity for the Western World to behold. “I need you to bind me.” Artist Michaela Pilar Brown was about to open the "I See You: The Politics of Being" forum with her performance of “bittersalt … bittersweet.” The forum was a two-day …

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