The Creators Project

"The Most Uncanny Installations at Miami Art Week" by Monica Uszerowicz

Another dream-within-a-dream, Rives Wiley’s DIY Laser Eye Surgeryinstallation is a diorama—built right into the wall— inspired by YouTube tutorials. It depicts a tutorial for DIY Lasik surgery complete with color-changing eyedroppers, the person watching the video, and the space between the two of them. The video itself is made to look like a YouTube clip, with a red time-ticker carried along by pulleys. Then, we pull back —the diorama has a distorted slant— to the viewer, whose giant head is turned away from us. The lens glare of the camera hangs in the form of resin sculptures. It was hard not to step inside this dream world.

"The Most Uncanny Installations at Miami Art Week" by Monica Uszerowicz

"Christie Neptune Transcends Time and Space to Explore Blackness, Womanhood, and Depression" by Superselected

In She Fell From Normalcy, Neptune explores feelings of isolation and powerlessness as well the fight to form an identity as a black woman in a system that privileges whiteness. The short film features two black women in a stark, white environment, controlled by a presence that remains unseen. The imagery invokes modes of afrosurrealism.

"Christie Neptune Transcends Time and Space to Explore Blackness, Womanhood, and Depression" by Superselected

“A Sci-Fi Fantasy Envisions an Afro-Surrealist Future” by Antwaun Sargent

In 1984, the author and Black feminist, Audre Lorde penned the essay, “Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference,” where a “mythical norm” was defined as “white, thin, male, young, heterosexual, Christian, and financially secure.” Lorde wrote that anyone that exists outside of that identity lives on the margins of “the trappings of power.” In the exhibition She Fell from Normalcy,  artist Christie Neptune, counters those hegemonic idealizations described by Lorde through a sci-fi fantasy that centers around blackness, femininity, and a struggle with depression.

“A Sci-Fi Fantasy Envisions an Afro-Surrealist Future”  by Antwaun Sargent