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Project Title: Dark Mode

The built environment provides multimodal observation through which the black body becomes spatialized. Historically, this spatialization of blackness has catalyzed narratives that both implicitly or explicitly restrict the black body.

Dark Mode is an exhibition that proposes multiple scenarios of black production at varying scales by subverting the relationship of the figure and the figure ground. Traditional black rituals are rendered white, situated within a site specific landscape, rendered black, providing new opportunities for legibility.

A catalogue of terms, henceforth referred to as gestures, in conjunction with locations throughout Miami, henceforth referred to as positions, reveal glimpses of architecture’s social and political influence. Cyan ellipses highlight spaces for positional reconstruction providing alternatives speculations of darkness.

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