For LISTE 2017, Project Native Informant will present Juliana Huxtable and Morag Keil.
Huxtable re-imagines an Afro-futuristicworld, an abstraction of black liberation into science fiction as alternative theology. Through performance, text, music, photography, drawing and moving image,
she reflects on African American liberation ideologies. For example, ‘There Are Certain Facts That Cannot Be Disputed’ (2015) is a three-part performance regarding human evolution, global colonization and African folklore held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Keil visualizes the economic, gendered and sexualized dimensions of contemporary politics. A present which is post -everything (-colonial, -feminist, -modernist etc.), through drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and video Keil poses urgent questions regarding value, transformationand revolution. Keil’s most recent film, passive aggressive (2016), relentlessly scrutinizes motorbikes found in the street. The gaze is affectless, as disengaged and blind as a handheld metal detector inspection, somehow activated for no other reason than a bodily presence.