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FEATURE: Fine artist Christie Neptune shares visually captivating and thought-provoking commentary on the African American experience in new show ‘She fell from Normalcy’

July 14, 2016

In this beautifully crafted and much needed commentary by D.C.-based artist Christie Neptune, the experiences ‘of color’ are put into a chilling perspective. While countering the ‘hegemonic system’ of whiteness, Neptune works to redefine individualism; a concept that is proven one of deep contemplation in terms of race, gender, and class. ‘She fell from Normalcy’ is the third and final installation of her multi-media series ‘Eye of the Storm’, and this particular project plays specifically with the emotional and mental hassles of self-definition among communities of color. Utilizing the richness of the performers’ skin, combined with a swelling soundtrack and echoing narratives- Neptune’s production paints an irrefutable picture of truth, while maintaining the space for interpretation. An intense, yet necessary observation- ‘She fell from Normalcy’ runs June 25 – July 30, 2016 at the Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington DC. Check out excerpts of her piece below.

By Cree B. McClellan, AFROPUNK contributor

Excerpt: From She Fell From Normalcy from Christie Neptune on Vimeo.

                                                                                       Credits: 

Directed, Written and Produced by Christie Neptune 
Christine Neptune-Female 1
Kohcoa Kibibijaweta-Female 2
Cinematography by Anthony Sylvester 
Edited by Christie Neptune
Narration by Christie Neptune
Sound Composed by Christopher Neptune
Shadow of Self behind the scenes video cinematography by Yvonne Shirley

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