To loop, in its most distilled expression, is to enfold or encircle. In cultural production, the act of looping is a decision to reintroduce images and sounds within a spectrum of time. loop highlights young artists who engage Diaspora at the periphery and center, using video and sound as their primary means of art making.
The first medium-specific exhibition of its kind at MoCADA, this selection of new works includes short looped sound and video installations, as well as weekly screenings of feature length work within the main gallery space.
loop features the works of acclaimed artists Mendi + Keith Obadike, Kevin Jerome Everson, John Akomfrah, Edward Bland, and Sun Ra alongside emerging artists Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Legacy Russell, O’Neil Lawrence, Akousa Adoma, Jonas Carpignano, Pocas Pascoal and Wilmer Wilson IV. These single and multiple channel video works, narrative films, documentaries, and soundscapes rely on the recurrence of visual and sonic themes to explore contemporary social, political and aesthetic concerns. The larger project of loop, is to examine the role of video and sound both as means of creation and distribution in our current moment of cultural production and contemporary art practice.