The New Social Environment#620

Tiona Nekkia McClodden: The Trace of an Implied Presence

Featuring McClodden and Ayanna Dozier


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Tiona Nekkia McClodden joins Rail contributor Ayanna Dozier for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading Asiya Wadud.

In this talk

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Tiona Nekkia McClodden

Black and white photo of Tiona Nekkia McClodden
Visual artist, filmmaker, and curator Tiona Nekkia McClodden explores and critiques issues at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and social commentary. McClodden’s interdisciplinary approach traverses documentary film, experimental video, sculpture, and sound installations. Her recent work explores re-memory and narrative biomythography. Her works have shown at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the MoMA, among many others. She is the recipient of the 2021-2023 Princeton Arts Fellowship, a Bucksbaum Award for her work in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts (2019), among others. Tiona is based in North Philadelphia and is the Founder + Director of Conceptual Fade, a micro-gallery and library space centering Black thought + artistic production.

Ayanna Dozier

Portrait of Ayanna Dozier
Brooklyn-based artist and writer Ayanna Dozier (PhD) centers film, performance, and installation in her artistic work, with a specific concentration on surrealist, conceptual, and feminist practices. Her films have screened at festivals across the US and the UK including at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (2021), Prismatic Ground (2022) and Aesthetica Film Festival. Among other recognitions, she was a 2022 Wave Hill Winter Workspace Resident. Her work has been exhibited at Microscope Gallery and the Block Museum amongst other venues. She is the author of Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope (2020) and is currently working on a manuscript on the life of abstract film artist Camille Billops.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Asiya Wadud reading.

Asiya Wadud

A photo of poet Asiya Wadud.
Asiya Wadud is the author of several poetry collections, most recently No Knowledge Is Complete Until It Passes Through My Body. Her recent work appears in e-flux journal, BOMB Magazine, Triple Canopy, POETRY and elsewhere. Asiya’s work has been supported by the Foundation Jan Michalski, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Danspace Project, Finnish Cultural Institute of New York, Rosendal Theater Norway, and Kunstenfestivaldesarts among others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York where she teaches poetry at Saint Ann’s School and Columbia University.

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