Dreaming Gave Us Wings (2017-Present) ongoing self portrait series and immersive experience
Dreaming Gave Us Wings recontextualizes the myth of flying Africans as a factual historical occurrence. Using my body as a site of memory I reimagine levitation through self portraits. Whether this effect is desired or not by the participant, it is a mode of transportation between time and space to remove self and black women from an oppressive world and find peace in the psychic space. I reconstruct what is not tangible to activate a space where stories occupy both the physical and spiritual world, navigating between fiction and non-fiction. Inspired by the importance of Afro-diasporic flight within black folklore and history, these images house a deep remembrance of survival and freedom.
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The New Yorker: Revisiting the Legend of Flying Africans Trailer below. select link for full video and text.