June 24, 2014
Meet our Artist Faculty!
What is your Twitter handle?
Please tell us of an artist, curator, activist, or project that has influenced you or inspired you?
Wangechi Mutu’s A Fantastic Journey at the Brooklyn Museum in the fall changed the way I experience visual art exhibitions—I had never been to a visual art exhibit that has been so transformative. So real. In the way that I make art. This is how I make dance. It left me giggling at the possibility for new realities of black woman-ness. And flying high, seeing my reflection as artist. woman. black. who creates new realities through experiential art.
Please tell us about a place in your neighborhood that is personally meaningful to you, and why?
There is not one specific place in my neighborhood that I find meaningful. Harlem is the place where I have made my home, where I have lived almost all of my adult life, where I matured into womanhood. It is where much of my NYC family, networks and alliances are. It is where I create art. My neighborhood, from my specific block to the larger community, is full of my past, present and future.
What is your favorite book, film or song about NYC?
Autumn in New York – Billie Holiday
What’s the web address for your blog?