I am a multidisciplinary artist experimenting with narrative and imagemaking. My practice emerges from self examination and social documenting, often in the form of speculative portraits, video art, and installations of photos and found objects.
I graduated from Howard in 2011 and moved back home to Detroit, where I teach, shoot, drink, wait for the bus, advocate for mass transit, spend time with family, twerk, smoke, dream, read, cast spells, and walk (a lot). I also recently finished directing the short film Riding with Aunt D. Dot, which is currently touring festivals and conferences.
I enjoy speaking publicly about movement, collaboration, art, ritual, education, and Black futurehistories. Some former hosts include the Allied Media Conference, Irregular Labs, Detroit Public Library, Blackstar Film Festival, and the CoCreation Studio at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Currently googling: dance anthropology, Black spirituality and intellectualism, cheap round trip flights to Lagos, and pay me my rates memes.
Recent werk stuff:
2019 The Gathering: Choreographing Black Space Residency, The Lightbox, Detroit MI
2018 Contemporary& Global Diaspora Writing Workshop with Arts.Black, the room project, Detroit, MI
2018 Riding with Aunt D. Dot, screening and talk, Potential in Proximity Red Bull Arts, Detroit, MI
2016-2018 Detroit Narrative Agency Film Fellowship, Allied Media Projects, Detroit, MI
2016-2017 People in Education Teaching Artist Residency, Allied Media Projects, Detroit, MI
2016 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Detroit Arts Challenge Winner