𝘋𝘰 𝘐𝘵 𝘈𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯...𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘑𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘋𝘰 𝘐𝘵 𝘈𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘜𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘭 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘊𝘢𝘯'𝘵 𝘋𝘰 𝘐𝘵 𝘕𝘰' 𝘔𝘰', 2021, Looped Audio Recording, 1:48 looped, by Blair Ebony Smith @lovenloops
“Do It Again...” is composed of looped and mixed audio recordings from Studio Art Days with Black girls during the Homemade with Love exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum in Champaign, IL (2020-21). The sampled audio recordings loop playful, sacred, and interior moments made and captured during days we gathered in the studio space of the exhibition. The audio recordings sampled were recorded by filmmaker Kamari Smalls during studio days with the girls; they sound like Black girls at play, step, dance, critical conversation, and creation. The sampled and looped creation heard is a sonic meditation on a collective practice of making museum/gallery space a site of care in our community that believes in and supports Black girls.
Artwork description by the artist; documentation by Collin W. Elliott.
𝘪𝘯 ℅: 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦 is on view through September 25- November 13, 2021 at The Luminary (St. Louis, MO).