The first chapter considers how writers and visual artists re-evoke
the experience of the Middle Passage.
"What we're going to have in the show is the first ever attempt to re-evoke
the Exploding Plastic Inevitable, which we're producing in close collaboration with the Andy Warhol Museum who are lending generously to the show," Darren reveals.
Hurston's challenge is to redeploy the language of the visual in ways that do not simply re-evoke
the objectification of women of any color by situating them as objects of the male gaze.
Apart from an atavistic desire to re-evoke
one of our first habitations, the cave (which must surely be present, though it is never discussed), their underground work is driven by two principles: first, the need to make new buildings which relate to splendid old things yet have as little impact on them as possible;(1) and second (more recently) a concern to use the insulative and capacious qualities of earth to conserve energy.
Sleepovers, temporarily relieving privacy, providing opportunities for staying up well past regular hours, and trying the patience of many parents, could re-evoke
a 19th-century sleep context of which children had no direct knowledge.