Much like the Sankofa tattoo I got on my inner left bicep in a particular moment of auntie lucidity the idea of looking behind to see what you may have dropped feels permanent. Vacillating between hyper sentimental but strategically generalized reflection and a very deep, specific longing for the Magic Johnson’s T.G.I. Fridays in Ladera Heights, seems you’ll always wonder whether or not your dreams really were your ticket out. 

In this installment of Women On The Edge, you’ll see work from Daaimah Mubashshir and Zenzele Z. Johnson that focuses on the feelings behind being unequivocally lost at sea. 

May 30th

Maker Monologue/A Moving Image Excerpt from Immeasurable Want of Light, Daaimah Mubashshir, 2021

The Immeasurable Want of Light (IWL) is a published performance text illustrated by Nell Painter, that tracks Maker, a black, overweight artist, as she breaks free of cultural bondage into visibility. Inspired by Chris Ofili’s Afro Muses, IWL is one work made up of twenty-eight distinct micro-plays of varying language styles and forms that takes us on an epic journey through shifting perspectives of living in black skin. Introduced By Amauta M. Firmino. This clip is an excerpt moving image work based on the text from the book. For more information about other work from {EDAP} please visit everydayafroplay.com

a visual daydream, Zenzele Z. Johnson, 2021 

A visual daydream is a surrealist expression of navigating existence and the nature of daydreaming as a practice of return. Words and imagery: Zenzele Z. Johnson. Music: Daydreaming (Karaoke Version), originally recorded by Aretha theeee Franklin. No copyright infringement intended.