On the occasion of her Guggenheim exhibition CENTROPY—now in its final weeks in New York— Deana Lawson conceived an eponymously titled short film, now available to stream.
Touching on the “personal histories and thematic structures that inflect the installation in the gallery… the film is a meditative visual essay that encompasses interviews with individuals who have been formative to Lawson’s life and work, archival footage, and evocations of the artist’s process.”*
Participants and portrayals in CENTROPY include Bathsheba “Dana” Brown, Gladys Lawson-Watson, Cornelius Watson, Greg Tate, Arthur Jafa, Aaron Gilbert, Kaba Hiawatha Kamene, Cindy Konjo, Matthew Schreiber, and Dana Lawson, the artist’s identical twin. Music in the film is performed by Jason Moran.
CENTROPY—A FILM BY DEANA LAWSON*
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Image courtesy and © Deana Lawson and the Guggenheim, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, and Sikkema Jenkins Gallery, New York.