For Derrick Adams, black imagination is the future
In his solo show, the New York-based polymath artist uses installation, video, music, and collage to remix the archival holdings of the Stony Island Arts Bank.
The setup strongly resembles the bridge of the starship Enterprise—that is, if Captains Kirk or Picard were also DJs.
The platform gives you a view of the other components of the exhibit: a collection of ten collages, plus a looping video projection of animated objects that appear to be floating through an expansive, endless galaxy.
The video also features scrolling text of quotations from black visionaries such as Desmond Tutu and Mae Jemison.