After the End


Date: 2021-04-08to
Time: 5:00 - 7:00PM


After the End

  • gallery@calit2 online exhibition opening
  • Thursday, April 8, 2021
  • 5:00pm-7:00pm PST
  • Host: Michael Trigilio, Visual Arts

Opening Night Schedule

  • Artists: Erick Msumanje, alexis hithe, Jamilah Sabur, dana washington-queen
  • Introductions, Presentations and Panel Discussion
  • Guest Moderator: Zeinabu Davis, Communications
  • Q&A

Registration Details

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gallery@calit2 events are FREE and Open to the Public

Exhibition runs from April 8-June 4, 2021

Summary: "After the End" brings together four artists, all of whom have been connected to UCSD in recent years, to share works that emerge and encounter new, old, and imagined modes of creative practice. These four artists share a wide-range of intersecting and meandering connections resulting in works made in video, experimental documentary, movement, and mirror-light that will be presented in an online format for the show hosted by gallery@calit2.


Artist Bios:

alexis hithe is a filmmaker and interdisciplinary media artist. Her work orbits trans-Atlantic Black and queer spiritualities, culture, and theory. She feeds an aesthetic concerned with fragmentation and multiplicity and non-linear time, hoping to conjure up futures beyond the colonial-carceral state. Her current fixations include shadows, ghosts and reflections; she is focusing her MFA experiments and research on video and light projection.

Erick Msumanje is a filmmaker and video artist pursuing a Ph.D. in the film and digital media program at UC Santa Cruz. His work blends fiction and non-fiction that focus on minimal gestures of the body, ritual, landscape, and sound. The work often creates a visual and sonic field that explores divergent viewpoints, tempo, glitches, and stillness.

Jamilah Sabur (b. 1987, St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica) lives and works in Miami. Metaphysics, geology, and memory are recurrent themes in Sabur's work, with a distinct and poetic interest in language. Sabur’s recent solo and group exhibitions include Observations: Selected Works by Jamilah Sabur, University of Maryland Art Gallery (2020); The Willfulness of Objects, The Bass, Miami (2020); Time Share, Performa, New York (2020); Open Justice, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (2020); The Last Supper, Faena Art, Miami Beach (2019); Memory Palace, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, St. Augustine (2019) ; The Other Side of Now, Pérez Art Museum, Miami (2019); Parallels and Peripheries, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2019); Stream Gradient, Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami (2019); Un chemin escarpé / A steep path, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2019). Sabur earned a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore (2009), and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego (2014). Her work is included in the permanent collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art, Pérez Art Museum Miami, and The Bass Museum of Art.

dana washington-queen (they/them) is a research-driven writer and lens-based artist exploring autobiographical and cultural fields to examine race, blackness, place, memory and myth-making. In working across video, experimental cinema, digital and film photography, their research and practice brings production strategies into dialogue with black feminist thought, antiracist methodologies, and media and cultural studies.