Jibade-Khalil Huffman – We Don’t Need Another Mural

<p>Made over the course of two years—though completed only recently as a commission for DAATA “We Don’t Need Another Mural” is a diaristic, first person (or, technically second person) account of Huffman's grappling with poetry, race, non-fiction, American cities in transition and the artist's own struggles with depression. </p> <p></p> <p>Centered around a text written by the artist and featuring scenes both constructed in and out of the studio and in the documentary mode, the video is at once a portrait of the Smoketown community in Louisville, KY (the oldest African American in that city) and the artist's attempts to make a public project in that city in the midst of his own breakdown. Framing this are scenes that depict the very metaphors that the reality of the documentary seemingly seeks to reject.</p>