Shikeith: Notes towards Becoming a Spill
Publication Design, Aperture, 2022.

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Notes towards Becoming a Spill brings together a series of striking studio portraits of Black male subjects as they inhabit various states of meditation, prayer, and ecstasy. Shikeith describes the work as “leaning into the uncanny,” visualizing ritual and the process of excavating Black men’s erotic potential, the better to exorcise the “intangible presences that haunt their bodies and psyches.” The men’s faces and bodies glisten with sweat (and tears) - the manifestation and evidence of desire.
112 pages
8.12 x 12.75 x .63 in.

Lesley A. Martin

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