THE ROACH IS COMING
In 2017, Derrick Woods-Morrow returned home to Greensboro, NC to reconnect with a police officer, who was once just another feral young boy on the playgrounds much like himself. Throughout a 72 hour period, they return to past moments of play, in an attempt to build a future were they could like they once were - two young boys, searching for each other, deep into the bushes, one white & one unaware of his blackness in The Roach is Coming.
Welcome to The Exquisite Corpse, a DIY artists collective in Chicago comprised of five wildly different personalities; from their disciplines to their appetites, their personal histories to their dishwashing habits. It's a colorful and eccentric shared space, where the drive for generating radical and loving work is only mitigated by the fact that humans live there, with all the realities that come with that like: hygiene, personal space, and oh yeah, rent.
"Triggers" is a short film that centers Black women and girls’ trauma. A poetic journey through the weight of witness, the stories of Marissa Alexander and other instances of intimate partner violence that I witnessed as an adult and a child are central. I talk to my former little Black girl self. This piece honors her struggle and the struggles of little Black girls everywhere. What does it mean to hold the history of a little Black girl in my trans-male body? Or better, how does it feel?
INERTIA is a visual musical experience by Brandon Markell Holmes. An exploration of black thought, existence & trauma ; through the lens of [MODERN Technological Narcissism]&[The Civil Rights Movement] - into the premature journey of Black JOY , acceptance, Existential tyranny , Religion , Binary Codes and digital spaces of the Queer Black future.