Ah New Riddim-Performance III (Constructs and Context Relativity), 2022
Single-channel HD video and super 8mm transfer, TRT 10:15mins
Ah New Riddim (Constructs and Context Relativity-Performance III) is a single channel experimental film that examines the spatial-temporal relations of memory and place embedded within a dancehall house party from 1988. The film, an ongoing study towards my thesis, considers the implications of the archive. How do hyper-visible and invisible narratives imbued within the archives shape one’s understanding of the urban? The 1988 Dancehall house party is a visual artifact of material culture, the Caribbean diasporic experience articulated in liminal space. Through archival footage, contemporary tracking shots of the urban, my subjects’ lived experiences, sound, and creative interventions, I evoke a sensorial vernacular landscape of East Flatbush during the 1980s and present.
Christie Neptune is an interdisciplinary artist working across video, photography, sculpture, and performance arts. Neptune investigates how constructs of race, gender, and class limit the personal experiences of historically marginalized bodies of color. Neptune has a BA in Visual Arts from Fordham University. Her films and photography have been included in shows at Gagosian New York (2021); Bass Museum (2019); The University of Massachusetts, Boston (2018); Rubber Factory (2017); A.I.R. Gallery (2016); and Rutgers University (2015). Her work has been featured in publications including ArtForum, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Hyperallergic, and The Washington Post. Neptune has been awarded the Bronx Museum of the Arts: Artist in Marketplace (AIM), Smack Mellon Studio Residency, NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Arts, and Light Work Artist-in-Residence, among others. Neptune’s work is in the permanent collection of the Worcester Art Museum.