Shooting People

Wilmer Wilson IV describes his film:

"What does it mean to be at peace with oneself? Many of my interests stem from this notion of self-agency, and the complex, contradicting interactions it can have with interior and exterior spaces. Aggregations of everyday materials often serve as my vessels to mediate and augment these exchanges.

At times I look to profound examples of self-agency in history. I conceived of a body of work based on Henry "Box" Brown, an American slave who literally was mailed, inside a box, to the free north. In the durational performance Henry "Box" Brown: FOREVER, I created 3 separate skins of postage stamps over my body and walked to Washington, D.C. post offices, asking to be mailed. This film utilises video from a part of that performance, reworked into an open-ended vignette. How must we think of ourselves, and how should we engage the structures around us, to find peace?"

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Shooting People

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