BLACK VELVET: Architectures And Archetypes
Award Winning Multi-Disciplinary Performance Art Work
Created and Performed By Shamel Pitts
in collaboration with Performance Artist Mirelle Martins
and Lighting and Video Mapping Artist Lucca Del Carlo
This work researches and shares the sensibility of
ideals, models and textures as a projection of self.
The dealing within these structures of systems
is to discover what is inside of us, between us and around us.
To hopefully bridge the distances so that we can see and meet each other.
Some systems must be broken, re imagined, in order to reconstruct.
BLACK VELVET is a celebration of the many textures, beauty, delicacy, and power within us.
It Is an art piece that aims to share and reflect on the colorfulness of blackness -especially in regards to black women- in a relationship of love, compassion and camaraderie.