During a time when discussions about community, identity and privilege are at a all time high, what better way to get involved in the conversations than through art. I recently had the opportunity to work with the team over at Forward Flux and I was given the chance to guest curator a residency where we challenged 18 artists of all background to create new and interesting works around the idea "Who Am I/Who I Am.' During this three-week residency we met and had discussed the world us and how it has affected the work we create. Many great conversations were had and I truly feel lifelong friends were created over this three week period. I played the role of fly on the wall capturing the conversations and posing questions where needed.
Below are some of the great notes that I caught during the meetings.
After three weeks, we met at Fred Wildlife Refuge and did a two night show full of performances, music, art, and installations. Theroom was packed and it had a high amount of engagement from the fans walking throughout the space. Check out some of the images from the evening.
I also created a piece for the show where I took images of the artists and placed portions of their faces together to create new portraits. One of my favorite artist, George Lois did this once and I love the outcome of it. It's amazing to see now matter the color and gender, we're still very much alike.