liquid blackness is excited to present our newest research page Facing the Band: Elissa Blount Moorhead and the (Ana)Architectures of Community Ties. The project will be followed by an artist talk coming to Georgia State University this Fall. 

Artist, curator, and producer Elissa Blount-Moorhead’s work explores the “poetics of quotidian Black life, the regularity, ubiquity, and simplicity… to emphasize the gestural dialectics of quiet domesticity and community building.” Blount-Moorhead has collaborated with Bradford Young and is a member of TNEG, the studio behind Jay-Z 4:44 music video, along with Arthur Jafa and Malik Sayeed

Blount-Moorhead was also a critical artist for liquid blackness’ recent panel “The Political Reach of Form: Music Video as Black Art” at GSU’s African American Studies Department’s conference, Beyond the Culture: Black Popular Culture and Social Justice.