On Wednesday, October 19th I attended a field trip to the Brooklyn Historical Society. It was an amazing experience to attend and watch and learn about other people stories. It was quite exciting to learn about Kameelah Janan Rasheed and her view on the oral histories that are part of this initiative. In this museum, it offered a continued reflection of the artist’s lived experience as a muslim women . There were many leaky sentences, enclosure, systems, plot tropes, and situates many muslim identities in the context of opaqueness. An Opening invite visitors to explore an ecosystems of sound as well as geometric and text baed works.
Rasheed is the founder of Mapping the Spirit, (a digital archive that documents the textures and nuances of black religious experiences in the United States.)