I see no one, no one sees me
I see no one, no one sees me is a two part installation conceived in response to and in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot.
The piece occupies two rooms in the gallery space. In one room an overhead projector is used to allow visitors to select and display from among 100 transparency images representative of the influence of African Americans since 1906; 100 Black Americans. The second room is used to consider collisions between the natural order and the material world; Collisions.
Considering the observation of the centenary of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot brought a number of conflicting thoughts to mind. The event was not to be a celebration. A re-enactment was not hoped for. Examining the 'rights and wrongs' of the situation would not have advanced the discussion. What immediately preceded Atlanta's riot and what followed are not unique in the history of Black Americans, or in the histories of countless minority populations the world over.
This two part work is intended to offer viewers a way to observe the breadth of influence that Black Americans have had in the past one hundred years while considering the navigation of natural paths in a culture of materiality.
This piece was shown at Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, September – November