CTRL+ALT at Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
The closing exhibition of the Fall’2016 season was curated at the old Pearl River Mart in NYC. CTRL+ALT was “A Culture Lab on Imagined Futures” and featured, “Folk’Lore: Future”, a re-imagining of my 2014 body of work “Folk’Lore: The Myth and Legend of American Blackness through Story, Song and Riddle”. The installation up-ended whiteness and pedagogy while positing the subversive narratives often used in American Folklore to disparage the stories of marginalized, and applying it to a broader, whiter story line. Replacing the John Henry, steel-driving black man, fable with a white coal-miner character in a future narrative of diminished humanity.