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Damon Davis, MFA in Film alumnx ‘20 (fiction) Writer, Director & Artist Damon Davis will discuss his overall practice, with a focus on his screenwriting during his time at VCFA. Damon will elaborate on the process of shaping and sharing his thesis script at other artist residencies and contests, and into Hollywood development. He will also discuss his art career and how he balances art and film practices, and pathways to sustainability as an artist, with time for a Q&A at the end.

About Damon Davis:

Damon Davis is a post-disciplinary artist who works and resides in St. Louis, Missouri. In a practice that is part therapy, part social commentary, his work spans across a spectrum of creative mediums to tell stories exploring how identity is informed by power and mythology. He is well known for his solo exhibition, Darker Gods in The Garden of Low Hanging Heavens, which premiered in St. Louis in 2018 and went to Art Basel Miami later that year. The exhibit explored the surrealist manifestations of Black culture by constructing new mythologies in response to tropes of Blackness.

Davis is founder and creative director of music collective/ label FarFetched. Filmmaker Magazine selected him and Sabaah Folayan as part of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film 2016” for their work co-directing the critically acclaimed documentary Whose Streets? chronicling the Ferguson uprising of 2014. In 2020, critic Ben Davis cited his project All Hands On Deck, which captured the hands of people who shaped and upheld the Ferguson movement, as one of the “100 Works of Art That Defined the Decade.” Davis is represented by Ummah Chroma Creative Partners for commercials, branded content, and music videos. He is a Firelight Media, Sundance Labs, TED, and Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow.

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May 11, 2023
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT
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