This work is a two channel silent installation consisting of separate but adjacent looping video streams timed to intertwine and reverberate in varying intervals. The result is an evolving meaning of appropriated memory and an expression of the complexity of experience and the illogicality of our perception in which time events are manipulated in unexpected reinterpretations.
"Internationally known artist and TIME associate professor Kasumi shows her video "Recursion #7: The African Turn" projected on a movable wall in the main gallery. Composed from meticulously edited fragments of found film and video clips, the fast-paced hybrid work is mesmerizing both as a silent visual song about race relations in South Africa, and an exploration of the psychological resonance of incremental human gestures. A brief turn of a young African man's head repeated in long, snake-like loops establishes pride, defiance and a sense of deep transformations wrought by repetition."
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