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Anansi kNOwBody

Anansi kNOwBody, "FNDB (Futuristic Nike Duffle Bag)", 2015, Sculpture, Installation plexiglass, fishing twine, spray paint, duct tape, metal wiring, and hot glue, Video RT. 30 min., Archival film courteous of the Chicago Film Archive
Anansi kNOwBody, "FNDB (Futuristic Nike Duffle Bag)", 2015, Sculpture, Installation plexiglass, fishing twine, spray paint, duct tape, metal wiring, and hot glue, Video RT. 30 min., Archival film courteous of the Chicago Film Archive

A recent MFA graduate of Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, Anansi's work offers perspective through a lens of cynicism.

By means of conceptualization, appropriation, image, and sound manipulation, visceral/violent performance and audience control, he exposes visible and invisible power dynamics embedded in our society. Anansi attempts to guide viewers to assume a different interpretation than one they may already possess, by setting parameters, both physical and cognitive in order to view his work. In January 2015, Anansi did a performance titled "Punch Piece," a 9 minute test of endurance addressing outlets of rage at Beefhaus gallery in Dallas, TX. His piece "Cocaine Column/Build and Destroy," remnants of a performance comprised of 425 bricks made to resemble cocaine packages, was a featured work in the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas, 2015 finalist completion.
 

Resident year: 
2015-2016
Cohort Group: 
Artist Resident