In Conversation with the Black Bean Tree

In Conversation With the Black Bean Tree thinks on the multiplicity and inherent queerness of interspecies relationships, as informed by a native tree in the artist’s front-yard. The video is inspired by a PhotoBooth confessional that the artist recorded in 2013 when under the influence of LSD for the first time.

 

The artist’s research, both embodied and academic, is rooted in a commitment to an ancestrally present way of belonging to one another, the land, and the more-than-human beings who travel across it.

 

Film and sound by Niv Rajendra