Afrikana Independent Film Festival

2PM | Artist Spotlight: Kiyan Williams

Expired September 17, 2020 8:00 PM
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In a format similar to a video diary, Williams shares the process of researching and installing a new artwork called Reaching Towards Warmer Suns (Richmond, 2020), a set of sculptures resembling long arms with upstretched hands that are made of earth from, and rise up out of the banks of the Powhatan River (James River) in Richmond, Virginia. As a form of care, Williams finds refuge in touching, digging, and creating with soil; for the artist, who lives in Brooklyn and was recently based in Richmond while on a yearlong fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University, soil is a salve.

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    8:51 minutes
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    United States
  • Filmmaker
    Kiyan Williams