Discription 

Rubbing
Stillness
Haptic

Motion

Metaphor

Abstraction

Sargasso

River

Parts

Whole

Otherwise

Parallel

Separation

Tangle

Force

Bound

Release

Kneel

Shape

Present

F/H/D with special guest Mario Gooden

Performed at Museum of Modern Art for PopRally

​In response to Wolfgang Laib’s evocation of past and present in his seminal work “Milkstone,” Torkwase Dyson has created for Poprally The Shapes that Make the Blacks. This temporary sculptural installation and video project is concerned with the ritual production of geometries that inform the nonlinear and indeterminable conditions of black and blackness as metaphors, and matter.  Also inspired by Liab’s minimal haptic gestures, Dyson has carefully constructed by hand her own drawing tool out of clay and graphite in which to make a live action drawing in the Museum. For this project, Dyson will be accompanied with sound, movement performances by Zachary Fabri, Andres L. Hernandez, Mario Gooden, with additional text by Leronn P. Brooks.

Installation Process 

 Performance The Shapes That Make the Blacks