I've moved over 25 times – I never really had a community or a sense of home. I spent a lot of time searching for it and then one day, I decided to create my own. 

This is Unilalia.

 

 

No matter where I went, I was always trapped in predominantly white, colonized spaces – I've seen every side of racism, on the front lines of both physical and psychological violence. I've lived all over the country, across class socioeconomic gradients since childhood – I am fluent in the language of colonization and I know how it works, inside and out. As artists, we possess a unique role in society, being responsible for the production and design of cultural images and narratives [images in motion]. It is time we start playing offense.

This is Unilalia.

Translating​ an imaginative object into the material world is a form of shamanism – this translation process is a form of decompression, pulling the object from a hyperspatial position down into three dimensions. People do this all the time, without realizing what is happening. The trick is to become conscious of it, so as to sharpen that tool.

This is Unilalia.