Beinecke Fellow Jared Sexton presents “Basic Black.”
What would happen, what would be enabled theoretically and practically if we re-imagined and re-envisioned all color and all colors as blackness in the most expansive sense? Thinking about the universe (of color) as black tout court presents the challenge of addressing all difference—in the visual field as much as anything else—as the internal differentiation of blackness, a doubling or redoubling of the richness of (non-)being, precisely because it is derived from, in relation to, and in the name of that which is taken to be anathema to being as such.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
5:30 PM-6:30 PM