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Charisse Weston

Charisse Weston‘s work emerges from deep material investigations of the symbolic and literal folds, collapses, and returns of space, poetics, and the autobiographical. Interweaving sculpture, sound, video, and photography with black experience as text, she explores how the symbolic realm of language delimits and fortifies the justification and reproduction of systemic anti-blackness. Weston uses autobiographical, poetic fragments intertwined with fictional particles or historical text to reimagine and posit black interior life as a central site of black resistance. Within her work, glass conceptually embodies both the everyday risk of anti-black violence and the precocity and malleability of blackness in the face of this violence.

Image: Charisse Weston, An Appeal, but, in Particular, Very Expressly, To (i sink), 2019. Four-channel sound installation, shattered tempered glass from black notes, lathe-cut vinyl records, record players. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

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