rough as silk

2017 — 2023

through the figure of the silk worm, this video maps family stories that feature swahili-indian ocean afterlives including sufi saint, bava gor, “roshan rui’, the cyclone, indian ocean servitude and slavery and the role of silk. for more information, see black indian ocean reading list.

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indian ocean mix i and ii installation, rough as silk exhibition, squeaky wheel, buffalo, ny, 2023

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oceans we carry quilt, rough as silk exhibition, squeaky wheel, buffalo, ny, 2023.

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oceans we carry quilt, rough as silk exhibition, modern fuel, kingston, on, 2022. images by modern fuel.
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video still, rough as silk exhibition, modern fuel, kingston, on, 2022. images by modern fuel.





the struggle for change, murmurs, los angeles, ca, 2020