Alternative Title

Beyond the Corner Sto: Why sharing of Black images and Blackness matters

Streaming Media


What is the value of an image? Do we know? Can we even guess? In black communities, to see a visual representation of themselves is important to the growth of black identity. For centuries our existence and our experience has been negated. In this text, I invite the reader/viewer to experience the importance of representation to black communities. By choosing to look at specific examples of how black culture has been shared in the last century, I will contextualize the importance of my installation, Server, as well as discuss how it continues to document black culture.

Degree Date

Spring 5-16-2020

Document Type


Degree Name



Division of Art


Melanie Clemmons

Second Advisor

Nyugen E. Smith

Third Advisor

Nishiki Sugawara-Beda

Subject Area

Art, Art History/Criticism/Conservation

Number of Pages




Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License



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