Amina Ross - Specular Cry
A statement by the artist
Within this work I render a fragmented eye that cries, in a stuttered and fragmented loop, it contains the reflection of a cityscape. I am curious about black interiority, the space of deep feeling that resides beyond and in spite of visibility. Atop this modeled and animated eye plays a channeled poetic text I wrote during a planetary alignment of pluto and venus some years ago. The words came to me just before sleep and I followed them.Audio produced by Charles Rice (ORPHUN) Text written and read by Amina Ross, 3D modeling, animation and simulation by Amina Ross, 3D modeling and simulation advising Max Crider.
Amina Ross – Specular Cry
Amina Ross makes videos, sculptures, texts, and situations that consider feeling, embodied knowledge, and intimacy as survival technologies for black, queer, trans, and feminine-spectrum people. They received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the Yale School of Art. They have recently exhibited work at Sentiment (Zurich, CH) and Wave Hill (Bronx, NY) among other venues. Ross is a current Bronx Museum AIM Fellow and recently completed residencies at Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting (Madison, ME) and Harvestworks (New York, NY).