Join Us For A Special Workshop Inspired by Carrie Mae Weems

Iconic American photographer Carrie Mae Weems comes to University of Carolina-Chapel Hill on Wednesday, April 10 to present Past Tense, a striking lecture-style performance in which she examines the right to justice and peace through the lens of the classic play Antigone. Accompanied by startling imagery projected onscreen behind her, Weems explores themes of social justice, escalating violence, gender relations, politics, and personal identity within the context of contemporary history—recurrent subjects in her practice as a visual artist. Learn more about the performance and the artist’s motivation for creating this work.

We are excited and honored to partner with Carolina Performing Arts in a pre-performance workshop event before Carrie Mae Weems’ performance of Past Tense. Join us as we explore the impact of Weems’ art and celebrate the revolutionary power of words and images.

Our creative workshop, free and open to the public, will take place on April 10th at 6:00pm at Gerrard Hall, which is located right next door to UNC’s Memorial Hall. Also, friends of TBP who plan to attend Weems’ performance (and you should!) can receive discounted tickets ($15) by using our promo code:

TBPFRIEND can be redeemed online, by phone (919.843.3333), or in person at the CPA Box Office at Memorial Hall (M-F, 10 AM-5 PM). To redeem online: Select desired date on performance page. On next page, you must enter the code in the top right corner of the page before selecting desired number of tickets for the code to work properly.

Creative Workshop
April 10, 6pm
UNC’s Gerrard Hall
226-234 E Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Past Tense
April 10, 7:30pm
UNC’s Memorial Hall
114 E Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Have you ever witnessed the magnitude of women entering a room with cameras on their hips, resolve and expectation in their eyes? It truly is a wonder to behold a circle of image makers who rally to take up their cameras and their pens. This month, we had the privilege of considering the power of these tools with North Carolina University’s Women’s Center. The result was a series of stirring images and ideas created by women who made the commitment to be fully present in the space we created together, exploring how our past experiences and present passions can reveal where our activism lives.

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To the amazing women who took up their cameras and pens to explore how activism can take shape in their lives and in the communities they care about, know they we are grateful for you: Carolei Bryan, Joelle Fuchs, LaTonya Johnson, Meron Habtemariam, and Natalie Doan-Dunnum.

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Deep thanks to Jennifer Castillo, Assistant Director of the NC State University Women’s Center,mama, woman of faith, and friend of TBP–for tirelessly working to make this day happen.






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