In anticipation of our upcoming installation at the New Orleans Museum of Art in November, there is an interview with my collective Southerly Gold spotlighting our process and work. You can find it in the most recent edition of NOMA Magazine in print and online. Read the full article here.
I am an artist in residence at the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi for the next ten days. I am ecstatic to live in the reserve and make multi-media work rooted in place and honoring the wildlife that call it home.
I have the distinct honor of hosting Anennae’s upcoming Signals event, Panoptic. Centered around Angola Prison, the speakers will include an array of artists, activists and scholars. More information about the event can be found here.
Wednesday, September 18th 6:30pm-9pm. At the Gallier House, 1132 Royal Street.
After years of research, interviews, and conceptualization, this third archival/documentation grant rom the Jazz and Heritage Foundation will allow me to finish a multimedia archive and short film celebrating the legacy of the iconic entertainer Bobby Marchan. To be released Spring of 2020.
God’s Country– my collective’s six-book visual field guide to the farthest corners of Louisiana, was gifted to six outer-parish libraries that we photographed for the book. Local residents can now peruse God’s Country at the following : Washington Parish Library, West Feliciana Parish Library, East Carroll Parish Library, Plaquemines Parish Library, Cameron Parish Library and Noel Memorial Library at LSU Shreveport.
God’s Country– my collective’s six-book visual field guide to the farthest corners of Louisiana— is now available for purchase at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s shop.
I had the great honor of sourcing, editing, and compiling images highlighting the life of iconic musician and cultural treasure Mac Rebennack / Dr. John / The Night-Tripper for his funeral service at the Orpheum theatre, followed by a sweltering second line. He will be greatly missed.
I am so incredibly pleased that the portraits, audio oral histories, and oral history transcripts from my project STEWARDS will be housed and archived at the Southern Oral History Program in alliance with The Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina. The words and life experiences of female-identified South Louisianans who create and tend to intentional space will be made available for researchers, scholars, students, educators and everyday folk.
I grew up skateboarding, and know how important the community and confidence that come with alongside it are for young people. I spent 2013-2015 collecting oral histories from young skateboarders in New Orleans, archiving their words and stories so I could use my privilege as an adult to share and advocate for more safe spaces where young people can skateboard in our city. It was super awesome to sit at lunch and share my research and oral histories with the judges from the Rudy Brunner Award for Urban Excellence who have named The Small Center as a finalist. The Small Center was instrumental in providing technical and design assistance to the skateboarders who built and envisioned Parisite skatepark. Apparently this award is quite prestigious, and it was lovely to uplift the voices of young skateboarders in New Orleans East who cherish and utilize Parasite.