As a librarian's child, it is second nature for me to accumulate media and share it with others. I learned this trait from my father, and we communicate with each other through existing media rather than with words. Midnight Funk Association is a recontextualization of the media from my father’s youth that began this indirect form of communication and bonding. In this collection, I create a symbology that tells stories about my upbringing. I also explore analog methods of recording and sharing popular culture and the ephemeral nature of these objects. My collection is an ode to my relationship with my father. The human body is a vessel to mix my father’s symbology with my own. Through performance, the garments break through the glass of a tv screen to boogie down in a dimension that transcends time.
FLASHLIGHT - PARLIAMENT (1977) MACHO MAN - VILLAGE PEOPLE (1978) FAZERS- KING GEEDORAH (2003) B-SIDE WINS AGAIN- PUBLIC ENEMY (1990)
SIMON SAYS - PHAROAHE MONCH (1999) FANTASTIC VOYAGE - LAKESIDE (1980) DOUBLE DUTCH BUS - FRANKIE SMITH (1981) LOVE’S IN NEED OF LOVE TODAY - STEVIE WONDER (1976)
Special Thanks To My Ride Or Dies
Alaina Lurry l Arielle Alexander I Asha Parks l Betty-Jean l Booker Parchment II l Daniel Warren l Danielle Winston l G Styles l Jake and Jessica Stanton I Kalina Gac l Karizma Baker-Upshaw l Kayla Smith l Kris Tapia l Kristine Woods l Kweku Wooten l Kyaria Mitchell l Marla Parker l Mathilde Mujanayi l Mom & Dad l Morgan Russell l Nicole Jordan l Piper Shepard l Rey Reyes I Sara De Los Santos l Sari Langholt l Smith Smith l Susie Brandt