Centered around a news photograph of tennis superstars and sisters Venus and Serena Williams, TRT is concerned with the kinds of watching imposed on the Black body by the state, the media and society. The work can be read as a critique of surveillance in the form of the press or in the more overt forms of state surveillance often experienced by prominent Black thinkers, organizers and celebrities. The embrace of the Williams sisters, however, acts as a stand-in for our potential unity in the face of those infringements.
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Jibade-Khalil Huffman uses found archival material alongside contemporary ephemera to address slippage in memory and language, particularly when it comes to race and visibility. His installation work (often site-specific) uses video, projections, photographic light boxes and photo collages printed on layered transparencies and paper. Huffman works at the intersection of several disciplines, and he holds an MFA in both the literary arts and studio art.
New York, Magenta Plains, Total Running Time, 2020