The Black Embodiments Studio

A yearlong writing residency querying how definitions of blackness are produced and expressed through visual, aural, and affective realms—engaging three domains that underwrite the physical and metaphysical dimensions of inhabiting black skin. In focusing on embodiments, The Studio highlights the term as a verb that invokes activity and movement, the temporary and fleeting. As a dynamic, cross-disciplinary category of analysis, the language of embodiments clears space to consider the repeated, performative constitution of blackness while remaining attuned to the material consequences of being black.