+ Read AQNB write up: "Ntu shares a reimaging of the racial imaginary & (Black) subjectivity in the premiere of short film ‘(OOO)’ preceding ‘warp’ EP Perfect Blue"
In 2019, my dear friend and collaborator, Ntu, commissioned me to create original visuals for their MUSE residency at the historic Saint Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery. The performance, (000), is an exploration of (Black) Subjectivity: what avatars Black persons assume in the racial imaginary; how that imaginary reconfigures our collective reality.
Harnessing that spirit and ingesting the early works of Ntu's Perfect Blue, E.P. I created 40 min worth of video art, that encapsulated a visceral and bold sense to be multiple -- to be (as is) -- and to be (in new worlds). The visuals were created in photoshop and aftereffects. I then projection mapped the visuals onto the back wall depressions of the St. Mark's church; the visuals were also sound reactive, flickering to the peaks of the vocals and beats of the music.