Locust Projects is proud to present Last Sunsets on Earth, a site-specific video installation by Argentenian-born, Mexico City-based artist Carolina Fusilier. The film at the centerpiece of the exhibition infuses elements of sci-fi and documentary to create a filmic meditation on Miami as a site of lost histories, diasporic identities and urban alienation, which will be filmed during a month-long residency stay in the winter. Set at the end of the 21st century in a dystopic version of Miami where the sun never sets, the heart of the film will involve interviews with elderly Miamians from the the Latin American diaspora discussing their memories of their homelands.
Locust Projects is proud to present The Language Must Not Sweat, by artist and filmmaker Shikeith. The Language Must Not Sweat, a five-channel video installation titled after an expression Toni Morrison used in a 1981 interview, mines what puddles at the core of the public and subconscious lives of black men. This immersive-installation ponders the symbolic moisture of blackness at the intersections of queerness and masculinity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Shikeith (b. 1989, Philadelphia, PA) received his BA from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA for Integrative Art (2010) and his MFA in Sculpture from The Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT (2018). His work attempts an assemblage of personal truths and wonder that focuses on the metamorphoses of Black men, especially within a society that denies these men their erotic and reconciliatory potential and capital. It is the interior he considers—his own, as well as, other Black men or masculine people through emphasizing portraiture, sculpture, and filmmaking to examine the fantastic as it relates and complicates personal autobiography and self-making.