Three Girls, Two Boys, One DogMixed Media Collage on MDF Board 2017
There are more pictures of this piece and many others over on my Behance portfolio or my main Washbelly website.
Arthur Jafa: A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions transforms the Serpentine Sackler Gallery into an immersive assemblage of still and moving images. The exhibition also includes the work of three additional voices: the photographer Ming Smith, @nemiepeba - the Instagram feed of artist Frida Orupabo - and content from the YouTube channel of Missylanyus. Together, these three ‘platforms’ or ‘guests’ are integral to Jafa’s presentation throughout the Gallery, and acknowledge the influence of others’ work within his own practice.Must admit I don't know how to take some of the digital video pieces. They all seem a bit random, a bit easy. I gamely wear my headphones and try to take it in. Aside from the multimedia happenings, I do rather like the more formal objects, photographs and images. I think you'll get the general tone and theme if I describe the massive confederate flag that has been dyed a solid matt black. Might sound a bit mheh, but it's actually quite engaging. You don't want to stay with it too long in case you get sucked in! Needless to say it doesn't photograph well!