And They Sold Us Like Beasts
Format: Digital Video, Single Channel, Loop
Running Time: 4:25
Date Completed: 2010
“And They Sold Us Like Beasts” is created from a looped scene of a slave ship crossing the ocean from the film “Roots.” Seen from the inside of the hull looking out toward the waves, the piece encourages a visceral and immediate sense of empathy and humanity to the logically incomprehensible atrocities of the past, allowing for honest, open discourse in the present. Although slave ships no longer exist, the sense of powerlessness and injustice driven by discrimination is still prevalent today.