The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Slave Money

Slave Money
Slave Money is a large body of black chevron beads, with charred surfacing, and clear, direct text that eschews respectability politics and the anemia required of acceptable art-world blackness in favor of unstoppable confrontation. Interruption politic, designed to offer a point of pragmatist rupture. By creating intricate, labor-heavy environmental installation, that invokes the slave trade’s heritage while flipping the script on production; the work posits the social assistantship model as commentary on the prison industrial complex and it’s monetized absorption of black agency.
 
15ft x 15ft x 15ft
Year Created: 
2017