Whoa (1 and 2)

2017, two-channel video, mono left and right, (7 minutes)
In the two-channel video Whoa (1 and 2), 2017 two composite characters are built using clips from over 500 contemporary Hollywood films dating from 9/11 to November 9, 2016 (11/9). The source materials used to construct the film’s characters were assembled from a list of films that have been specifically discussed in terms of race on various Reddit and BuzzFeed discussion groups. The two composite characters are roommates in Los Angeles. Whoa (1 and 2) includes a voice-over by Christina Knight, excerpted from her text Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos, 2015.

         Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid