“Nothing without the sound / won’t show me things / I need to hear you talking.” —Fred Moten

(self). The word on the wind disperses, while the body becomes the ground. There are times when words just lift us, and self becomes something else entirely. This process-based exhibition engages a group of artists and collectives to address “one’s own person,” sheltering yet provoking it into the arms of parentheses. There snared—at least for a pause—responses take shape in real time in the present: as breath, as departure, as moments that turn us inside out. Erasmus called the rounded parentheses lunulae, a reference to their waning edges and cyclicality. All windows are open for what this exhibition will become as curators Stephanie Snyder and Samiya Bashir collaborate with artists and collectives including: Nat Turner Project; home school; Nona Faustine, Paige Powell, Jean-Michel Basquiat, R.I.S.E., Winter Count, and Letra Chueca Press, to converse with their visions, doubts, and ideas about (self).

Fred Moten, “Differences without Oppositions,” from The Service Porch (Tucson: Letter Machine Editions, 2016), p.17.