shikeith

"The moment you doubt you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it" , 2014

There are both structural and cultural inequalities that have formulated barriers that dictate our psychological perception of the world, each other, and ourselves. Through new media, experimental video, photography, and installation I explore memories of being ostracized and traumatized by other Black males; in addition to investigating the social constructs historically, and pre-logically applied to the Black males masculinity, emotionality, and humanity.

 

I aim to question, and reveal the bigoted, historical influences that control the ways contemporary Black males psychologically view themselves and each other. A response to what causes an individual to pace faster when I am walking behind them - or conversely, what causes me to cross the street when a group of Black males are walking towards my direction.

 

 

shikeith@shikeith.com