"Home | Free"

2017 Solo Exhibition and Live Performance

Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco

"Home | Free" was a solo exhibition at the Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco. The exhibition addressed a diasporic longing for a physical and psychic home in a time of increased voluntary and involuntary mass migration of black bodies. Through an interdisciplinary practice of live performance, video performance, installation, photography, objects, and mark-making, I presented works that reflects on the complexity, transformation, and rebellion that come with migration, immigration, and gentrification. "Home | Free" explores the use of home-building materials as art objects and the visual language of maps, lines, text, and movement — all tools to help the body navigate the world.

Home | Free

Live Performance

Duration: 20 minutes (this is a 2 minute excerpt)


The live performance for "Home | Free" took place in the exhibition space, and featured musical guest Zena Carlota, as well as performers Gianna Brusa and Natalie Falero. The performance consisted of twenty minutes of mapping the museum and exhibition space, while activating the objects within the exhibition through music, spoken words, and movement. Documentation by Aidah Aliyah Rasheed.