i’m in New York for the holidays. seeing family, friends, and art. i caught another excerpt from Kahlil Joseph’s Shadow Play at the New Museum. per usual, i was blown away.
having watched Black Mary throughout last month, i am so full off this iteration. i can honestly admit that I have a reverence that borders on jealousy for film artists/makers. where and when the visual and the sonic meet is everything. Kahlil has certainly mastered that space while leaving room for the viewer to float, bounce, rock, melt, soak…to BE in that in between.
i could’ve watched this short film all day. i might go back, before i leave for cali, and take it all in again.
here are the sounds for Fly Paper, currently on view at the New Museum. read up on the exhibition and more here.
i’m a lil homesick this week for family and friends back in NYC. “Possibly” is a Afrofuturist escape by the homies, Jazze Belle. every time i watch, i’m soothed by Taylor Simone’s voice, inspired by the visuals, and filled with a boost of heartfelt love for the rooftop scene! i love seeing my friends shine! forever Black joy y’all.
We’re back, presenting old and new works, and taking up space at a week-long residency on CCA’s Oakland campus. Thanks to student-run collective S.P.A.C.E. Residency, we were invited to install a show in Shaklee Gallery A21, located in the Sculpture Department. We’re also having our first artist talk at the closing reception tomorrow, Friday 10/20 at 7pm.
BLAXCESS TV is a performance meditating on ideas of visibility, invisibility, and access within institutional spaces. For the duration of this week, 5/5 aimed to disrupt the idea of a formal gallery space.
The performance took place at 131 Hubbell Street Project Space in San Francisco, CA.