Radical Imaginaries: An Exploded View KOSISOCHUKWU NNEBE

mirror, wire, flashlight, iPhone, marker on glass—2015 

Radical Imaginaries: An Exploded View is a digital art installation exploring the progression from a modern, essentialist, black female subjectivity toward one that is fluid, postmodern, and radical. Grounded primarily in theories from black female intellectuals bell hooks and Melissa-Harris Perry, the installation sets out to visualize the destruction of the “crooked room” – a theoretical space wherein black female subjectivity is regulated and circumscribed – and the concomitant creation of an alternative conception of space wherein blackness is both questioned and loved.