Stephanie Dinkins is a renowned transmedia artist who has made a name for herself by speaking through her art on subjects such as race, gender, aging, and the future of humanity. She is particularly driven to work with communities of color in order to create a more equitable environment in which we can all thrive. Her work in On Love and Data explores the use of interactive displays and workshops in order to expose her viewers to the world of Afro-now-ism. The term Afro-now-ism, I think, is best explained by Dinkins herself in a NOEMA magazine article titled: “Afro-now-sim: The unencumbered black mind is a wellspring of possibility”. Dinkins states: ““Afro-now-ism” is the spectacular technology of the unencumbered black mind in action. It is a willful practice that imagines the world as one needs it to be to support successful engagement — in the here and now.”
I’m especially excited to see this exhibit because of its interactive qualities and the presence of transmedia. As an architecture student, exhibits with these particular traits tend to spark the most inspiration for my own work. I’m also looking forward to learning from the exhibit itself and experiencing how Dinkins speaks through her art.
Don’t miss this exhibit! It runs Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 to 5:00 in the Stamps Gallery until October 23rd. As an added bonus, the event is completely free!
If you would like to read more of Dinkins in NOEMA here is the link: