And that's also like, what I'm interested in, in looking at historical text, or referencing things in art history, or media history; is that you're also changing your understanding of the past. And I think that's one interest I have in the archive, is like, speaking directly to some of those histories and invoking them, and just knowing to myself that there's actually been continuity.
Like, as a Black artist, I'm often presented as like: “oh, you're the first person to do this or you're the only person to do this.,” they're kind of pushing a break. And like, I'm really interested in pushing continuity.
Of course, while we’re building those alternative worlds, we still need to deal with the reality of surviving within the system we have today.
I do think growth is real, wisdom is real. But it really does feel like humility is the most important thing to cultivate. That no matter what, later I will realize a new thing - a different thing, that I could not see until that moment.
"Reconceptualized in this way, “home” is untethered from land, family, and lineage. It is siphoned off from the liberal fetish of homeownership — that quintessential image, derived from a short-lived American postwar prosperity, of a picket-fenced house with parents, kids, car, dog. Of course, the feeling of home is not a substitute for actual shelter, but it demonstrates that the need for shelter can be detached from the need for homey-ness or domesticity. “Home” becomes conducive to a more makeshift life, possible potentially anywhere."