A still of a film by Christopher Harris. It shows a Black man’s face looking into the lens, with layers of light lines floating across the frame, and a large blown out bright spot covering the person’s left eye.

New Labor Movements

Oakland-based curator Leila Weefur organizes the program to consider the question of “What is America today?” as inspired by ‘Lessons of the Hour,’ British artist Isaac Julien’s immersive film and photographic exhibition on the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass.

A rectangular mixed media piece made up of delicate yellow paper rectangles, connected at the edges to make a larger rectangle. Each piece has one black hairnet arranged into a different abstract shape that recalls topographic bodies, sea creatures, or an unknown alphabet.

Artist Talk: Lisa Jarrett, House/Field/Home

Lisa’s intersectional practice considers the politics of difference within a variety of settings including: schools, landscapes, fictions, racial imaginaries, studios, communities, museums, galleries, walls, mountains, mirrors, floors, rivers, and lenses. Lisa says she exists to make socially engaged work within the African Diaspora where the desires and limitations of representation are contentious sites. Much of her work contemplates the necessity of imagination as a person whose history, to a fault, is untraceable due to the violence of slavery in the United States and the ongoing attempts at cultural erasure that colonialism demands.