Unheard Sounds, Come Through
Unheard Sounds, Come Through is an evolving installation that explores Black knowledge production and transmission through gestures of collection and arrangement. This collection includes speakers, projectors, slide carousels, transistor radios and other objects that contain or emit in the form of sound, text, or image.
The assemblage recalls the immaculately arranged interiors I encountered in the homes of my elders. The Black living rooms, basements and dens that were free, imaginative, private spaces. These spaces defied the flatness of unending resistance and dutiful representation. In this work, the objects are meticulously stacked and subject to reordering, calling attention to the informal and everyday yet complicated, rigorous ways that Black folks share information through rich, expansive creative traditions.