ISBN 978-0-9985006-2-1 June 2017, English, set of 6 books, 5 x 5 in, 50 pages each, b&w, softcover Design: Sming Sming Books
Blackoutis 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 Allegraexplores tension as creative material through text/ile sculpture, installation and performance. She is a recipient of the Windgate Craft Fellowship (2015), Oakland Individual Artist (2015) and Queer Cultural Center grants (2014). Her commissions include works for the SFMOMA, de Young Museum, The Wattis Institute, the City of Oakland and the National Queer Arts Festival. Her works have screened at festivals such as MIX NYC (2013), Perlen Hannover LGBT Festival (2010), Bologna Lesbian Film Festival (2010) and Outfest Fusion (2009). Allegra has completed residencies at The Banff Centre in Canada (2012), Takt in Berlin (2016) and Headlands Center for the Arts (2017) among others. She is a KQED ‘Woman to Watch’ and Artist in Residence at Djerassi Residence Arts Program.
Please allow 1-3 business days for your order to be processed and shipped. Orders placed within the United States are shipped via USPS.
International shipping times vary based on destination. Customs fees may apply for international orders once the package reaches its final destination, depending on tariff rules in each country. The customs office may in rare cases delay the arrival of your package beyond our control. The customer is responsible for any taxes incurred. International shipments are sent via USPS.
Sming Sming Books & Objects does not assume liability for loss or damage due to shipping. Please contact USPS directly to place an insurance claim.
Returns & Exchanges
All of our books are produced in short runs or limited editions. As such, we do not accept returns or exchanges. Please take this into consideration when placing an order.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or issues concerning your order.