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Now he's out in public and everyone can see
18-channel video installation (2012) (16 min loop)



Now he's out in public and everyone can see
is an 18-channel video installation on collective performances of race and racial anxiety in the Obama era. A 16-minute narrative samples from hundreds of online vlogs that narrate and editorialize on a series of viral media scandals involving famous African American men. In numerous heated narrations, impassioned accounts of familiar scandals bleed into one another, highlighting shared language and racialized and racist tropes. The narrative unfolds and scatters across 18 monitors hanging from cables of varying heights and depths that surround viewers. Viewers navigate the space, continuously shifting bodies and gazes to follow a story that is always partial, never complete, as they piece together a story beyond the full scope of their gaze.



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