A program of video-based works that used television technology to bring public attention to Black American identity, through intervention, documentation, and parody, as in Anthony Ramos's About Media, in which the artist uses his Portapak camera to turn a news crew's visit to his home into media critique. Co-programmed by Rebecca Cleman and presented by Rebecca Cleman and Chris Hill.
Free, White, and 21
Howardena Pindell, USA, 1980, digital projection, 12m
Pindell delivers a stark direct-camera monologue recounting incidents in which she was biased against for being an African-American woman. A blonde white woman (Pindell in disguise) injects a cynical rebuttal, claiming Pindell is just being paranoid.