The Museum of Modern Art, Theater 2
Tiona Nekkia McClodden. *Dom Drop*. 2017. Video (color). Image courtesy of the artist. © Tiona Nekkia McClodden

Tiona Nekkia McClodden is a visual artist, filmmaker, and curator whose work, rooted in “narrative biomythography” (the weaving of the personal, historical and mythic), examines collective histories of black and queer cultural production and life.

Marking the premiere of McClodden’s short film Dom Drop (2017), this program pairs the film with a selection of recent video projects that explore themes of identity, power, rage, queerness, and BDSM through meditations on the legacy of two black, gay poets, Brad Johnson and Essex Hemphill, who died of AIDS-related complications nearly 20 years apart. The screening is followed by a discussion with Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Vivian Crockett, centering on McClodden’s recent personal and biographical projects and highlighting a new turn toward the examination and activation of social spaces.

This film accompanies Modern Mondays.