Othered Suns Installation
The audio collage is a loose narrative of an unending relocation. This piece chronicles the literal movement of bodies arriving on the shores of the US from the transatlantic slave-trade, to the mass exodus of Black people from the Jim Crow south to the north as well as the precarious nature of day-to-day movement through public space. Social movement through economic and educational institutions under the American caste system to searching and finding new worlds through the Black imagination are also explored in “Othered Suns”. For 14 minutes and 34 seconds the audio piece collages found sound effects with dialogue from Isabel Wilkerson’s “The Warmth of Other Suns” (from which the piece derives its title), “No Longer Human” by
Osamu Dazai and “The Black Fusionist Society Manifesto” written by the artist.