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Johannes Barfield
North Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2019

I am a multimedia artist from Winston-Salem, NC who works in photography, video, sculpture, and sound installations. My work is about the black American experience and how institutions and systems of power and influence are connected to the amplification and nullification of blackness.

In my work, I examine: urban and rural environments as a space for creative exchange, my childhood memories, acts of violence provoked by poverty, internet age lynchings by police who receive immunity, the music played at family cookouts, the public school system in the south, and how systems of control are implemented through the open road and car culture.

https://www.johannesbarfield.com/

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