Polina Kanis’s works interrogate the suspended moment and expose the dialectical relationship between action and non-action, dissolving the boundary between human and non-human. The artist aims to create shifts in accepted temporalities to decentralize the ‘normal’ human temporal perspective. She considers re-describing and re-sensing our surroundings as crucial for developing an alternative outlook on the planetary.
Residents from Russia
Charisse Weston’s creative work emerges from deep material investigations of poetics and the autobiographical. She utilizes glass to conceptually embody both the everyday risk of anti-black violence and the precocity and malleability of blackness in the face of this violence. She deploys language and the autobiographical to examine the delicate intimacies and reticent poetics underlying black life. She reuses and re-articulates materials from past installations to formulate the next to represent meaning’s capacity to shatter.
Residents from United States
Kameelah Janaan Rasheed
Kameelah Janaan Rasheed is a learner grappling with the poetics, politics, and pleasures of the unfinished: ecologies of Black living, Black textual production, Black utterances, and Black spiritualities. She creates ecosystems of iterative and provisional projects. These projects include sprawling, “architecturally-scaled” xerox-based collages; large-scale public installations; publications; prints; digital archives; lecture-performances; library interventions; poems/poetic gestures; and other forms yet to be determined.