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Discrit presents "Wasting my Beautiful Mind: Understanding the Poetics of Black Fungibility", is a lecture by artist Yanique Norman featuring her own extensive research into how blackness is both expressed within and produced by our cultural products. Black Fungibility is a fantastical tool that corrects for what Norman terms the 'crisis' of the black imagination---how many of our most popular expressions of blackness fail to both represent and invent blackness in all its fungible complexity. Black Fungibility provides artists, writers, and scholars what she calls an alternate dream model--in other words, it produces new ways of thinking and dreaming, of viewing, imagining and producing blackness that both capture the peculiar constitution of black interiority as well as simultaneously treating racist iconography, an essential biological component of black DNA, like a deadly fungus.

Lecture Series: Discrit
Venue: Atlanta Contemporary
Date: October 2019
Photography: Terrell Clark

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