For the next edition of Ellies Connect, architect Germane Barnes and artist GeoVanna Gonzalez will discuss how their Ellies projects consider the way domestic spaces can be used to explore Black domesticity and alternative forms of exhibition-making. The conversation will be moderated by Oolite Arts Education & Community Engagement Manager, Michelle Lisa Polissaint.
Barnes will explain how writings by critical race scholar, Rashad Shabazz, and architect, Le Corbusier, informed the research behind his forthcoming art installation, “Unbound: Black spatial investigation of congruent conjecture”.
Gonzalez will focus on Supplement Projects, a communal home, alternative art space, and community meeting point. The project explores ideas of domesticity within the urban landscape and offers a provocative alternative to the often commercialized spaces of art galleries and institutions.