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File #: 210237    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/18/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/25/2021
Title: Honoring and congratulating Camae Ayewa and Rasheedah Phillips for their cultural and artistic contributions to Philadelphia and for winning the 2021 Collide residency award from Arts at CERN on behalf of their collective, Black Quantum Futurism.
Sponsors: Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21023700, 2. Signature21023700
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Honoring and congratulating Camae Ayewa and Rasheedah Phillips for their cultural and artistic contributions to Philadelphia and for winning the 2021 Collide residency award from Arts at CERN on behalf of their collective, Black Quantum Futurism.

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WHEREAS, Camae Ayewa and Rasheedah Phillips were announced as winners of the 2021 Collide residency award for their Philadelphia-based collective, Black Quantum Futurism. They will complete a two-month residency at CERN in Geneva, followed by one month at the Hangar Centre for Art Research and Production in Barcelona; and

WHEREAS, Arts at CERN is the arts program of CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics. The Collide residency program was established to create connections between art, science, and technology worldwide; and

WHEREAS, During their residency, Ayewa and Phillips will work with physicists at CERN to produce new artwork based on their proposal entitled "CPT [Charge, Parity, and Time Reversal] Symmetry and Violations." The project will explore the influence of quantum physics on the human experience with time in everyday reality; and

WHEREAS, Camae Ayewa is a national and international touring musician who has performed at numerous festivals, colleges, and universities, sharing the stage with King Britt, Islam Chipsy, Claudia Rankine, and Bell Hooks; soundscape artist with work featured at Samek Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art Chicago, ICA Philadelphia and Everson Museum of Art; and vocalist in punk band The Mighty Paradocs and free jazz group Irreversible Entanglements. Ayewa is co-founder and organizer of Rockers! Philly, a 10-year long running event series and festival focused on marginalized musicians and artists spanning multiple genres of music. As Moor Mother, her debut album Fetish Bones was named third best album of the year by The Wire magazine. Ayewa is a recipient of the 2016 Leeway Transformation Award, the Kitchen NYC Rising Artists Award 2017, has been an artist...

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