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Graft and Ash for a Three Monitor Workstation

Graft and Ash for a Three Monitor Workstation

Sondra Perry
2016

American, b. Perth Amboy, New Jersey, 1986

Video; color; sound; 9:05 min.
(as realized)

Courtesy of the artist and
Bridget Donahue, NYC
Proposed acquisition,
November 2020

Sondra Perry’s work examines how technology mediates familial and cultural histories. In this video, an avatar modeled after Perry delivers a monologue. She first discusses the limitations of the software used to render her image and its inability to reproduce Perry’s body type. The avatar then discusses a study examining the “just world” belief—the idea that the world is a fair place where people get what they deserve—and its harmful effects on Black people, who are led to believe that negative outcomes stem from personal failings rather than systemic racism. The avatar hovers between speaking as a Black subject in the real world and as a digital being in the virtual realm. “What’s still familiar is our incredible exhaustion: looping, running, daily,” she says. Perry’s video is normally shown on monitors mounted to an exercise bike intended for office settings; viewers who turn the bike’s pedals find that their own strenuous, but unproductive, physical labor resonates with the avatar’s ruminations. Perry splices the central monologue with footage of exorcisms and animated skin that ripples in digital waves.

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Hana Moore, Loop 101 | Lustre Contemporary

HANA MOORE

LOOP 101
Acrylic on panel. (triptych)
36 x 54 x 1 1/2 in
91.4 x 137.2 x 3.8 cm

I have my eyes set out for this artist. For those that know me or any of my previous design work, I’ll think you understand why. But for those that need a refresher, see evidence below.


Abstract artist Hana Moore works with both paint and paper as primary mediums to create her dynamic works. Featuring the recurring elements of lines, circles and vibrant color her work explores visual juxtapositions through the contrast of geometric versus organic and straight versus round. A key theme that runs throughout…

— Read on lustre.art/artists/30-hana-moore/works/40-hana-moore-loop-101/

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sharice Davids Among Firsts For Women In Election : NPR

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sharice Davids Among Firsts For Women In Election : NPR

My heart is so full right now! You go girls!

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sharice Davids Among Firsts For Women In Election : NPR
— Read on www.npr.org/2018/11/06/664951794/a-list-of-firsts-for-women-in-this-years-midterm-elections

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sharice Davids Among Firsts For Women In Election : NPR

My heart is so full right now! You go girls!


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sharice Davids Among Firsts For Women In Election : NPR
— Read on www.npr.org/2018/11/06/664951794/a-list-of-firsts-for-women-in-this-years-midterm-elections