Indira Allegra: Blackout
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Author: Indira Allegra
Publisher: Sming Sming Books
Details: June 2017, English, set of 6 books, 5 x 5 in, 50 pages each, b&w, softcover
Design: Sming Sming Books
About: Blackout is a set of six books, based on the original video work of Indira Allegra. Allegra studies the weave structure of police uniforms alongside statements made by families of those lost to police violence including: Aiyana Stanley-Jones (7), Tamir Rice (12), John Crawford III (22), Amadou Diallo (23), Tarika Wilson (26), Eric Garner (43), Yvette Smith (45), and Eleanor Bumpurs (66).
Indira Allegra is an artist living and working in Oakland. Allegra is a recipient of the Oakland Individual Artist (2015) and Queer Cultural Center grants (2014) and has been honored with the Jackson Literary Award (2014), Lambda Literary Fellowship (2012) and Windgate Craft Fellowship (2015). Allegra's commissions include works for the SFMOMA, de Young Museum, The Wattis Institute, SFJAZZ Poetry Festival, the City of Oakland and the National Queer Arts Festival. Her time-based works have screened at festivals such as MIX NYC (2013), Perlen Hannover LGBT Festival (2010), Bologna Lesbian Film Festival (2010) and Outfest Fusion (2009). She is a 2017 Artist in Residence at Djerassi Residence Arts Program and the Headlands Center for the Arts.