Hank Willis Thomas / For Freedoms

Hank Willis Thomas, “A person is more important than anything else…”

Garage Projects

Featuring work by: For Freedoms, Hank Willis Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas/For Freedoms
A person is more important than anything else..., 2014
Five channel video
Duration: 28.5 minutes
Director: Hank Willis Thomas
Producers: Natasha L. Logan, Karen Thorsen
Post Production Producer: Will Sylvester
Editors: Matthew Cohn, Rosa White, Noah Krell
Excerpts from the film The Price of the Ticket appear courtesy of the filmmaker

A person is more important than anything else… is driven by the cadence and intonation of James Baldwin’s voice, for Baldwin was also an orator whose delivery was almost as forceful as his ideas. Hank Willis Thomas/For Freedoms weave various audio, images, and video together including news clips, speeches, and interviews, in a fluid-moving, digital stream of consciousness that connects Baldwin’s 20th century discourse with the concerns and urgencies of the 21st, highlighting issues of race, gender, class and sexuality. Commissioned last year by NY Live Arts for the Year of James Baldwin, this multi-channel installation brings history to the fore, inspiring us to re-imagine our relationship to the contemporary moment.

Public Reception:
During Castleberry Hill 2nd Friday Art Stroll on November 9th
Sweatshirt and T-Shirt Sale.

Reception for the Artist with Discussion: Sunday, November 11th, from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Please R.s.v.p. through the website. Private viewings are welcomed.

Art Walk Nov 09 6PM - 9PM

Artist's Reception Nov 11 3PM - 5PM

Garage Projects

261 Peters Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30310
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