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Kameelah Janan Rasheed is a learner* from East Palo Alto, CA

Brooklyn | Berlin | Johannesburg

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Single-Channel Video




It is silent. You can listen to yourself breathe as you watch the video. You are the score.


University of Manitoba - School of Art (2022)
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) Southern California Campus located in Riverside, California. (2021, permanent installation)


Film Excerpts: Dream Deferred featuring Fannie Lou Hamer (Harvey Richards, 1964); Mississippi Goddam (Nina Simone, 1965); Mississippi Goddam (Nina Simone, mid-1970s); Winter in America (Gil Scott-Heron, 1975); Clearing California Skies (California Air Resources Board, 1998); Youth United for Community Action (YUCA) Rally (, 2007); California air quality: One-third of population deals with sub-standard air quality (The Los Angeles Times, 2014)

Texts Cited: Sharpe, Christina. In the Wake: On Blackness and Being. United Kingdom: Duke University Press, 2016. and Crawley, Ashon T.. Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility. United States: Fordham University Press, 2016.