L. Kasimu Harris is exploring with the space time continuum, space-time does not evolve, it simply exists, to examine police brutality against black men. Harris contends, through his video, that the time, nor, place or person matters, when it comes to the killing of black men. He uses trees as a portal to transport to these recurring events. Moreover, Harris starts this journey in 1955, the decade when recorded lynching began to taper off and the trees represent that history. But, now, the new lynchings are police killings and the advent of mobile recording devices has made the masses into an audience.
This is an online component of L. Kasimu is an exhibition curated by Kamau Ware featuring the work of New Orleans-based creative. L. Kasimu Harris. The exhibition opens on Friday May 13 at Warehouse Gallery in Brooklyn and is both a presentation of the photography of L. Kasimu and a residency of his creative process that is influenced by his love for fashion, journalism, food, and music. This is his first exhibition in New York.