The Vertigo of Time, by photographer Phyllis B. Dooney, looks at the convergence of the past and present day where all systems and individuals are part of a collective continuum, imbued with both ethereal and concrete inscriptions from the past. It presents a tapestry of everyday black American lives, then and now: business owners, activists, veterans, cooks, farmers, musicians, congregates, mothers and fathers. In photographs, a moving image piece and an audioscape,* The Vertigo of Time renders a prismatic consciousness; here we find a storied history of the Durham area, collectively, in the voices of the descendants from Historic Stagville’s enslaved population.
*audioscape created in collaboration with local organization Blackspace
March 29 – April 11: 11am-5pm
April 3 – 4: 2-6:30pm
April 5 – 8: 11am-5pm
This exhibition is part of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University 2018 thesis series. More info at http://mfaeda2018.org/
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 29, 6-8pm
March 29 - April 08, 2018