WATCH: Kara Walker’s ‘An Audience’ Trailer
The creative and artistic mind is such a beautiful thing.
But are certain lengths and measures one embarks on to get people riled up and speaking either for or against a particular works, sometimes exposing a more hurtful message and presentation?
Over the summer, thought-provoking and action challenging artist, Kara Walker showcased her exhibit “A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby“ at an old Domino Sugar Cane factory in Brooklyn, New York.
With a 35-foot-tall sugar Mammy sphinx as the centerpiece, the exhibit erupted with emotions ranging from amusement and embarrassment to enlightening and offensive. Many questioned Walker’s motive, some accusing her of sacrificing a painful history in visual installation form to build a name for herself.
While attendees took in “A Subtlety,” unbeknownst to them, Kara was also recording their reactions and transformed the raw and natural happenings into a short film entitled, An Audience.
The 30-minute film has begun screening dates with a run scheduled until mid-January.
Watch the trailer below and let us know your thoughts on the art and what this film means: