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From 7:00–9:00 pm on April 18, and 2:00–5:00 pm on May 5, MAG will be offering consecutive ASL interpretations of Isaac Julien’s Lessors of the Hour (27 min.) by Hands-in-Entertainment. This ten-screen installation by artist Isaac Julien is inspired by episodes in the life of Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), the visionary African American abolitionist and freed slave, and by the issues of social justice that shaped his life’s work. Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass is the second exhibition in MAG’s “Reflections on Place” series of media art commissions informed by the history, culture, and politics of the City of Rochester, New York. Three interpreters will collaborate on this performative interpretation of the video: one to interpret the voices, and two to interpret the rich soundscape of the piece.

Hands-in Entertainment specializes in American Sign Language interpretation in performing arts venues. For more information please visit their website.

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