HANK WILLIS THOMAS / BLACK RIGHTEOUS SPACE / FEATURING THE BROTHER MOVES ON / 2014

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GOODMAN GALLERY in association with THE BLACK CUBE SESSIONS presents the premiere of Hank Willis Thomas’ video installation Black Righteous Space. Opening 12/2/2014 at THE ALEXANDER THEATRE.

This audio activated installation is made up of three screens, placed together to form a stage. The middle screen begins with the loaded symbol of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) flag, The original colors from the flag have been replaced with the colors of the current Republic of South Africa flag to reflect the counter cultural ideologies that overtook the principles of state-sanctioned racism that was once at the core of the country’s nationalistic pursuits. The microphone placed in the middle of stage picks up the sounds around the work and the image on the screen begins to morph and change according to the frequency of the sound. The screens on either side of the AWB logo reflect the American Confederate Rebel Flag with the colors of the Universal Negro Improvement Association flag.

The Brother Moves on will be performing in front of the stage and as the microphone picks up the sound of the performance, the images begin to change creating a visual kaleidoscope of discourses that characterize the multiplicity of voices involved in propelling the motion of history. The vibration of the audio makes its own unique abstraction out of the nationalist signs, using sound to pronounce the arbitrary nature of this symbolism. Between sets the microphone will be open to viewers inviting them to participate in the space, and to insert their own voice into the thrust of history

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  • Installation picture [HANK WILLIS THOMAS / BLACK RIGHTEOUS SPACE / FEATURING THE BROTHER MOVES ON / 2014]
  • Installation picture [HANK WILLIS THOMAS / BLACK RIGHTEOUS SPACE / FEATURING THE BROTHER MOVES ON / 2014]
  • Installation picture [HANK WILLIS THOMAS / BLACK RIGHTEOUS SPACE / FEATURING THE BROTHER MOVES ON / 2014]
  • Installation picture [HANK WILLIS THOMAS / BLACK RIGHTEOUS SPACE / FEATURING THE BROTHER MOVES ON / 2014]
  • Installation picture [HANK WILLIS THOMAS / BLACK RIGHTEOUS SPACE / FEATURING THE BROTHER MOVES ON / 2014]
  • Installation picture [HANK WILLIS THOMAS / BLACK RIGHTEOUS SPACE / FEATURING THE BROTHER MOVES ON / 2014]
  • Installation picture [HANK WILLIS THOMAS / BLACK RIGHTEOUS SPACE / FEATURING THE BROTHER MOVES ON / 2014]
  • Installation picture [HANK WILLIS THOMAS / BLACK RIGHTEOUS SPACE / FEATURING THE BROTHER MOVES ON / 2014]
  • Installation picture [HANK WILLIS THOMAS / BLACK RIGHTEOUS SPACE / FEATURING THE BROTHER MOVES ON / 2014]