WGXC Afternoon Show: On Black Experimental Documentary Practices with Johann Diedrick, Ricardo iamuuri Robinson, and Sadie Woods (Audio)

Mar 26, 2022

“Dark noise,” as Black video artist Lawrence Andrews calls it, is an alternate truth-building system. The idea of dark noise indicates a sort of failed consensual reality, or in Audre Lorde’s terminology, a “chaos of knowledge.” Since the late 70s, Black artists have taken up this chaos of knowledge in a number of experimental, documentarian projects.

This event brought together 2021 Wave Farm resident artists and grantees: Johann Diedrick, Ricardo iamuuri Robinson, and Sadie Woods, whose practices traverse this area of Dark Noise. Hosted by Center for Afrofuturist Studies curator Anaïs Duplan in collaboration with Wave Farm, Diedrick, Robinson, and Woods discussed their practices, all united by an interest in experimental documentary.