Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

February 9 - April 21, 2018

Ariel Jackson

Ariel Jackson’s videos serve as a web of studies and reports that her primary character, Confuserella, collects based on her experience navigating the space-net. Confuserella, performed by Jackson, immigrated from the planet Panfrika to live in Plastica, and these short films chronicle her struggles to understand racial politics in an alien environment. Using characters to navigate both conceptual place and actual geopolitical and socioeconomic issues, Jackson’s immersive works create safe alternative spaces to consider real life traumas. 

Home AKA Media Lab
, 2015
Including video works:
What Are the Blues?, 2015
Duration: 1:04 minutes
Blue Notes: Feelings 01, 2015
Duration: 0:15 loop
The Origin of the Blues, 2015
Duration: 4:17 minutes
B.A.M. aka By Any Means Inc., 2015
Duration: 4:15 minutes
The Confuserella Show (AKA I Need A Shrink), 2012
Duration: 5:14 minutes
Installation dimensions variable
A commissioned work for NLE Lab
Photo: Whitney Browne. Courtesy of No Longer Empty.