As printed elsewhere, I recently learned that I will be able to travel to Cuba as part of my university’s Cuba initiative. It will be a wonderful chance to push my thinking on my spatial politics research, which was initially conducted during an artist residency in Blonduos, Icelandin 2017. There, I made art with other artists while… Continue reading cuba-bound
As I count the hours until tonight’s broadcast of the 1974 motion picture Claudine on Turner Classic Movies with Ava Duvernay introducing, I am still thinking of TCM’s recent broadcast of Julie Dash’s 1991 Daughters of the Dust. Duvernay also introduced that beautiful film, which I will show in my Antebellum America class this fall.… Continue reading daughters and claudine
I am feeling summer. A visit to the The Rivermarket – a.k.a. the farmer’s market – always leaves me energized. The taste of local produce is a reminder of how blessed we are. These are as sweet as any peach I have ever tasted. The colors of this food are also uplifting. They bring memories of… Continue reading summer feels
I love maps. Always have. Today I am looking at ones addressing the Battle of New Orleans as one way of prepping for my “Antebellum America” class, which meets 3-5:30pm each Thursday beginning August 22. Andrew Jackson’s unlikely victory in New Orleans against the British anchors our attention to the stories we tell ourselves about… Continue reading musings
Here’s a still for a 3:34 minute video I made. In it, I knit images, some of them abstract, that push my thinking on my ongoing interest in Zora Neale Hurston’s understudied time in Miami. While these images appear, I narrate my present research in the most reductionistic fashion. I, indeed, deliberately break the story,… Continue reading experimentally zora
Wow. Cori Gauff. The youngest person to qualify for Wimbledon. She beat 5x Wimbledon Champ Venus Williams, one of her idols, in the first round. An Atlanta native most recently from Delray Beach in my beloved Florida. Her focus inspires. History! Go, Coco!