This video is part of a series of new media and sculptural works entitled ‘a chiasmus’, taken from the figure of speech used in popular visionary rhetoric. This project is influenced by my childhood speech disability and contemporary writings in the radical black speculative tradition. meaning escapes us but the river won’t (a chiasmus) is a developing video piece exploring the healing power of water as its translated across cultural symbols, materials, and language.
meaning escapes us but the river wont (a chiasmus), 2018. Single channel video (color, sound), 5 min