Noise + Thirst
“If white is all frequencies at once, Black is the color of silence.”
Noise + Thirst is a video installation by Leila Weefur. It presents Blackness as an inhabitant of the space between noise & silence and thirst & satisfaction. The accompanying sound collage, a gestalt of Black masculinity, asks how closely must we scrutinize our Blackness to bear witness to a naturally occurring contrast?
Note: Blackberry Archives will return in our next issue. In its place we’re excited to present an excerpt from the chapbook Noise+Thirst (FLOSS Editions, 2018) presented in conjunction with Weefur’s recent show at The Growlery in San Francisco. The excerpt includes text from Jamal Batts, Ismail Muhammad, Troy Lamarr Chew II, and Joshua Weefur, with images of Arrington “Ace” West.