Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

February 9 - April 21, 2018

Ezra Wube

Words of Wisdom, 2016 – ongoing
Stop-motion animation, multimedia installation

Commissioned for the exhibition Jameco Exchange, Words of Wisdom is an interactive stop-motion animation conceived by mixed media artist Ezra Wube. Prior to the exhibition, he walked around the neighborhood visiting stores and engaging passersby, asking for their own “words of wisdom” or a small material object to contribute to a painting of the 165th streetscape. From these materials, Wube creates a storyboard that translates words and materials into images and text through animation. Words of Wisdom—which also incorporates small objects that he gathered on his walks through Jamaica—will continue to evolve throughout the course of the exhibition. The artist will be present on-site each week to engage visitors who can contribute to the piece by drawing, painting, adding small objects or collaging. The animation-in-progress will be projected as it develops, above the working canvas, creating a collective portrait of the neighborhood.

To view the video, click here.