Still from the film ABOUT
“The Seeing”, produced through a creative partnership between FirstWorks and WaterFire Providence, is a month-long video exhibition of six film works scored by Daniel Bernard Roumain. On view in the Visitor Center Gallery at the WaterFire Arts Center from Wednesday, January 12 through Sunday, February 6, 2022. A public opening is scheduled for Thursday, January 20, from 7-9 pm.
Entry to the video exhibition is free for all. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Masks are required for all WFAC visitors.
Roumain will be present to greet attendees during “The Seeing” exhibition’s opening reception taking place on Thursday, January 20, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. He will lead a half-hour Town Hall conversation which FirstWorks will live-stream on Facebook from 7:30-8:00 p.m. Attendees of the opening reception must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 with photo ID. RSVP
“The Seeing” is a collection of six films that are all related to our willingness to hear, understand, and love one another. The exhibition explores the question: “Can we see each other?” and includes the following film works:
- “THEY STILL WANT TO KILL US”
Composed and performed by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR); Mezzo-soprano: J’Nai Bridges; Directed and edited by Yoram Savion; Director of photography: Sam Wolff; Produced by Sozo.
- “I HAVE NOTHING TO DO EXCEPT LOVE”
Composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR); Libretto, vocals, and piano by Minna Choi; Directed, edited, and libretto by Dana Greenfield; with words from Simone Roumain; Cinematography by Sam Wolff; Dance and choreography by Sarah Bolander; Project management by Sozo Artists.
- “ABOUT FACE”
Spoken word poetry by Marc Bamuthi Joseph; Score by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR); Performed and choreographed by Drew Dollaz; Directed, filmed and edited by Yoram Savion; Produced by Rika Iino and Melissa Higgins | Sozo.
Directed by Yoram Savion; Spoken word poetry by Marc Bamuthi Joseph; Score by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR); Director of photography: Gabrielle Blackwood; Produced by Rika Iino, Melissa Higgins and Yoram Savion | Sozo.
- “REQUIEM, FOR THE LIVING, IN COLOR”
Score by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR); Film by Steer (Steerforward.com); Produced by FirstWorks, premiered at PVDFest 2020.
- “OUR COUNTRY”
Score by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR); Performed and Choreographed by Drew Dollaz; Film by Steer (Steerforward.com); Cinematography by Sam Wolff; Produced by FirstWorks.
NEW DATE FOR RELATED EVENT: “The Telling” is an extraordinary multimedia performance by renowned composer, violinist and activist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR). Originally scheduled for Saturday, January 22, this live performance is rescheduled to Thursday, September 29, 2022 to open FirstWorks’ fall season. The producers have prioritized the health of audience members and artists during the current high community transmission of COVID-19, while affirming the healing power of the arts. Visit firstworks.org for details.
(Thursday) 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.