dana washington-queen: Resume At the Point of Interruption
Resume At the Point of Interruption explores the lexicon and form of basketball to fuse personal and political histories, and considers the linkages between performance, labor, and spectatorship. Across a range of digital media, collage, and installation, dana washington-queen highlights new works through their study of “black noetic”—a term used to describe figurations of blackness and being through the body’s expressed response to certain stimuli.
The exhibition takes its title from the National Basketball Association rulebook, Section XIV: suspension of play, where officials can suspend game play for unusual circumstances. After a suspension of play, the game must resume where the basketball was at the point of interruption. washington-queen conceptualizes this continuation in the multi-channel video of the same name, Resume At the Point of Interruption, as Black life in a constant state of interruption, suspension, and recovery.
dana washington-queen (b. 1985) is a nonbinary poet, photographer, filmmaker, and video artist using narrative storytelling to explore blackness, gender, and systems of power. Their research and practice bring documentary and experimental modes of production into dialogue as a study on ways of being and cultural knowledge production. They hold a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art from University of California San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University Long Beach.
washington-queen has exhibited works at Visible Records, Jeffrey Deitch, Springsteen Gallery, 98 Orchard, Art + Practice, Gallery at Calit2, and San Diego Art Institute. Their films and videos
have received selections from BlackStar Film Festival, Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival, DTLA Film Festival, Afrikana Independent Film Festival, Toronto Short Film Festival, and Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival.