Launched as part of my MFA thesis project, #PirateRadio is an interdisciplinary performance using installation, spoken word and experimental sound. It is the most recent approach of my work Jenny.Was.A.Pirate.Hater reflecting on my personal experience, history's pirates, their turf and working collusions with slaves during the Golden Age of Piracy and the Atlantic Slave Trade.
Part talk show, part installation and full homage to the works of artists Nina Simone, Sparrow, Brecht, Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya and Kathy Acker and others, #PirateRadio features Pirate Jenny and fellow collaborator and sound artist Mark Gunnery. Highlighting Baltimore based activists and artists against a backdrop of ambient sound, topics and conversations will revolve around historic pirate and slave interactions in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay area, with room to discuss those dynamics within social justice and Baltimore in the 21st century. Featuring Mark Gunnery, Sydney Spann and Josiah Morgan.
Video Footage: Cel Scherle