The People Are The Light
Alisha B Wormsley
The People Are the Light is part of LIGHTIME, a year of programming from the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hillman Photography Initiative. Alisha B. Wormsley, whose work revolves around memory and time, creates space for artists, collaborators, and participants to share their stories.
Twelve artist-collaborators, curated by Alisha B. Wormsley, lead events and performances throughout neighborhood spaces and in two public art installations. Each project explores the connections between the past, present and future of Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood.
Presented using a blend of photography, soundscape, and digital media, The People Are The Light combines history and speculative future to paint a portrait of Homewood.
Artists in the series include Dina “Free” Blackwell, Nisha Blackwell, Ayana “Sade” Clarke, Yona Harvey, Robert Hodge, Joy KMT, Ayanah Moor, Bekezela Mguni, Staycee Pearl, Ricardo Robinson, Felicia Savage, Anqwenique Wingfield, Alisha B. Wormsley.
PHOTOGRAPHS IMAGINING THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF HOMEWOOD:
Alisha B Wormsley
Alisha B. Wormsley is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural producer. Her work is about collective memory and the synchronicity of time, specifically through the stories of women of color. Wormsley’s work has been honored and supported with a number of awards and grants to support programs: afronaut(a) film and performance series, Homewood Artist Residency (recently received the mayor’s public art award), the Children of NAN video art series, There Are Black People in the Future body of work, and her collaborative works with Lisa Harris in Studio Enertia. These projects and works have exhibited widely. Namely, the Andy Warhol Museum, Octavia Butler conference at Spelman University, Carnegie Museum of Art, the Inkanyiso in Johannesburg SA, HTMLES in Montreal, Project Row House, the Houston Art League, Rush Art gallery in NY, and the Charles Wright museum in Detroit. Over the next year, she will complete a MFA in film and video at Bard College. A number of public art projects debut in 2017, namely, August Wilson Park, Hillman Photography Initiative at Carnegie Museum of Art, ArtUp South Africa at the Mattress Factory, and Pittsburgh’s Market Square.