Unevenly Spaced and Censored Anonymous Undergraduate Essay and Love for Gardens 2018

Digital HD file, 16:9, 13 minutes and 5 seconds, sound
An essay on the critical reception of artwork made by black visual artists runs with aleatory uneven spaces between words. The essay was commissioned from an online essay-mill company, whereby the essay's title and writing level was specified, and references texts supplied. Reference texts include Charles Gaines' 'The Theatre of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism' (1993) and Henry E. Garrett's 'The Equalitarian Dogma' (1961), with opposing statements on racial dynamics respectively from the perspective of visual arts and anthropology. The background, over which the text runs, is the result of superimposition of two images dating back to 2003/4: documentation of a drawing from a series of abstract drawings made by Destourelles and footage from his then garden in London.