Kameelah Janan Rasheed, a self-described learner, uses text and form in her practice to reveal a cosmology in constant flux. With each passing breeze, Rasheed’s words on all things are organized as uncertainty reshuffle and recombine meaning, reminding us that flags are inherently mutable. Her work uses the generative qualities of incompleteness and poetic play to help the viewer form synapses and uncover new meanings.
On one side we read the words and phrases “all things are organized,” “as strange flutters of uncertainty,” “time is structured thick” each encircled in white spheres. On the reverse we see “strange flutters,” “behind this cosmic verse.” These words and spheres float atop graphics reminiscent of geological or cosmic renderings. With all things are organized as uncertainty, 2021, the statements in motion provoke the reader to pause and reflect on what it means to read effectively, thoroughly, closely.
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