Between Beauty & Horror explores the symbiotic nature of beauty and horror as an intrinsic part of the Black experience. The work engages the senses by using the Blackberry fruit as a metaphor for Black being and explores the lived experiences that show up in the shadows of terror only to reveal themselves as a gifts in disguise. It posits abjection, violence, and eroticism as the ingredients that make up the “between” and are considered to be the binding agents of Beauty & Horror.
Written, Directed & Edited by Leila Weefur
Sound: KYN Sound
Camera: Chani Bockwinkel
Supported by Aggregate Space Gallery and The Walter & Elise Haas Creative Work Fund