Virtual Factory 500 Program with Shikeith


Saturday, May 22, 2021
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Event Summary

FREE, Factory 500 and Patron Members

Grab a coffee and join us for a virtual conversation with Mattress Factory installing artistShikeith. 

Shikeith is a Pittsburgh-based conceptual artist working in installation, sculpture, photography and film. In Shikieth’s Mattress Factory exhibit, Feeling The Spirit In The Dark, he brings together four surreal, uncanny installations that explore the psychological impact of light, darkness, touch, and space on the Black body and soul. Tracing the history of Black people through sound, especially the Blues, Jazz, Gospel, and R&B, and movement in the wake and weight of the ship, Shikeith tells the narrative of the afterlife of slavery and what haunts Black queer, male-embodied people in society. 

Join us in conversation with Shikeith on Saturday, May 13 at 11 AM. Register here.

Click here to learn more about Shikeith, and be sure to check out Feeling The Spirit In the Dark on view at the Mattress Factory through mid-June.

To learn more about the Factory 500 membership and to participate in exclusive programs, email the Membership Department at or call 412-313-5408.