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Soundtrack: Sadie Woods

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This mix contains explicit language.

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Sadie Woods, Social Central performance at Ragdale Foundation, 2020
Photo: Seed Lynn

Catch These Ancestral Hands (A Study)

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    Catch These Ancestral Hands (A Study)

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Contemporary sound-based artists transform your MCA experience on select Fridays with custom soundtracks reflecting their perspective of works on view in the museum. DJ sets and bands occupy spaces in the museum as the building itself amplifies their sound constructions.

For her Soundtrack, multidisciplinary artist and DJ Sadie Woods creates a mix of music and archival audio fragments that explores the way racial others have coded their oppression and their fight against it in popular music and cultural sound. The set engages with to themes from the exhibition Alien vs. Citizen.

Soundtrack is organized by Coordinator Cameron McEwen with Interim Senior Curator January Parkos Arnall and the Performance and Public Practice team.

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Andres Serrano, Nomads (Payne), 1990. Silver dye-bleach print. Sheet: 40 × 32 ½ in. (101.6 × 82.6 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift from The Howard and Donna Stone Collection, 2002.60 © 1990 Andres Serrano
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Christina Quarles, Laid Down Beside Yew, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 84 1/8 × 96 1/16 in. (213.7 × 244 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Katherine S. Schamberg by exchange, 2019.16
Courtesy of the artist, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, and Pilar Corrias Gallery, London
Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Mirror Girl), 2014
Acrylic on PVC panel Framed: 84 5/8 × 60 ¾ in. (214.9 × 154.3 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Marshall Field’s by exchange, 2015.8, Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Larry Clark, Untitled (KIDS), 1995 Chromogenic development print 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift from The Howard and Donna Stone Collection, 2002.16.12 © Larry Clark; courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York, Photo: Michal Raz-Russo, © MCA Chicago