May 25, 2018 | Lux Magna Festival
Happy New Year! New decade! New… WordPress updates? Wow, I have been gone a long time.
For those of you who follow me, y’all know I moved back to DC in 2018 to sort out my papers to become a Montreal resident. Although it hasn’t stopped me from being very involved in parts of the MTL that I’ve established, it seems to have hindered my willingness to create just for me. Last October I participated in Inktober for the first time (which is neat, because it was the last of the decade and it was turning 10!); I realized by the end of it that not everything has to have a deep concept or meaning behind it, and that I am allowed to create because I think it’s cool.
There is always an underlying pressure as Black creatives to publish art that fits a narrative or contributes to the ongoing discussion surrounding our media representation, when in reality, we should be making what feels right, because it’ll intrinsically be part of Black representation already.
I spoke to 6 Black artists who will be showcasing their art at Lux Magna (the festival I co-found in Montreal), about their experiences growing up and their relations to Black media; you can read the interview below! And if you’re in MTL, come to the vernissage of “Reflectif”, January 25th at Casa del Popolo, 12-4pm!