EPHRAIM ASILI: FLUID FRONTIERS
Light Work UVP | Everson Museum Plaza
September 10 – October 31, 2020
Thursday – Saturday
Dusk to 11:00pm
To open the 2020-21 season at Urban Video Project (UVP), Light Work is pleased to present filmmaker Ephraim Asili’s short film Fluid Frontiers. Fluid Frontiers is the fifth and final film in the series entitled The Diaspora Suite, exploring Asili’s personal relationship to the African Diaspora. This will be the first exhibition using UVP’s new, state-of-the-art projection system. Shot along the Detroit River, Fluid Frontiers explores the relationship between concepts of resistance and liberation, exemplified by the Underground Railroad, Broadside Press, and artworks of local Detroit Artists. All of the poems are read from original copies of Broadside Press publications by natives of the Detroit/Windsor region, and were shot without rehearsal.
Image above: Installation view of Fluid Frontiers (2017) at Light Work UVP on the Everson Plaza
Urban Video Project (UVP) is a multimedia public art initiative of Light Work and Syracuse University in collaboration with the Everson Museum of Art.