URBAN-15’s Hidden Histories series returns with a focus on San Antonio’s sacred headwaters—in particular the stories, poems, songs, and other artistic expressions the springs have inspired for millennia among diverse peoples. Facilitated by Sister Martha Ann Kirk of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and Isaac Cardenas, Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan elder, this discussion will explore the cultural and creative centrality of the springs to San Antonio and premiere video of URBAN-15’s performance at the Blue Hole for last year’s Global Water Dances.
As part of the city’s calendar of Tricentennial arts activities, Hidden Histories is a monthly, magazine-format video series that pursues and preserves the stories, lives, and places that make San Antonio an inspiring cultural treasure. Over the course of 2018, Hidden Histories will premiere 12 monthly screenings live in our studio, free of charge. Each screening highlights archival interviews with community leaders; significant performances by musicians, dancers and poets; interactions with working artists; lost documentaries; forgotten narrative films; and vintage discussions of important community issues. Live screenings are supplemented by interviews and discussions with participants, family members of those featured, and field experts. Following each live screening, video segments are archived online for 24/7 access.
All live and online screenings of Hidden Histories are free of charge. Live screenings take place at the URBAN-15 studio at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of the month. Online screenings can also be viewed live at http://urban15.org/live-stream. Afterwards, episodes are archived online at http://hiddenhistories.tv/watch/