"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.

Sacred Transitions

Video Performance Art

Duration: 14:05 (this is a 3 minute excerpt)

2016


"Sacred Transitions," a 14 minute video that was displayed as projection in the "Home | Free" exhibition. It is a compilation of seven performances in Oakland, Harlem, DC, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Each performance is a collaboration with an artist who lives and works in this community, and addresses the issue of gentrification and migration. The artists featured in this excerpt in order of appearance are Autumn Knight, Tsedaye Makonnen, and Aidah Aliyah Rasheed.