A movie poster for Mike Flanagan's Doctor Sleep. From IMDB: 'Years following the events of 'The Shining,' a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.'

Movie Review: Doctor Sleep (2019)

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Cast: Ewan McGregor (Danny Torrance), Kyliegh Curran (Abra Stone), Rebecca Ferguson (Rose the Hat), Zahn McClarnon (Crow Daddy), Bruce Greenwood (Dr. John), Carel Struycken (Grampa Flick), Emily Alyn Lind (Snakebite Andi), Jacob Tremblay (Bradley Trevor) Director: …

From Wikipedia: "'The Slave Ship,' originally titled 'Slavers Throwing overboard the Dead and Dying—Typhoon coming on,' is a painting by the British artist J. M. W. Turner, first exhibited in 1840. In this classic example of a Romantic maritime painting, Turner depicts a ship, visible in the background, sailing through a tumultuous sea of churning water and leaving scattered human forms floating in its wake." Turner's painting demonstrates many of the themes represented in this project -- black (il)legibility, black (non)being as permanent sinking, a total climate of anti-blackness.

Blackness, Breath, and (Non)Being: Scenes of Illegibility

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This project turns away from a positivistic discourse of black enfranchisement in order to attend to expressions of blackness as a condition of ontological death — that is, as an …