No Name In The Street
Installation, Screening and Performance
Nana Adusei-Poku and Füsun Türetken
Commissioned by CITIESMETHODOLOGIES Slade, London, 2011.
Installation, screening, 70 minutes and reading with Liz Arthur Johnson. The installation No Name in the Street is based on the non-fiction book with the same title by US American author James Baldwin (1924-1987). Through the title as well as the narrative of the book Baldwin draws attention to complex mechanisms of in/visibility and objectification experienced by Black subjects in the realm of the city, which is understood as a locus exclusion. The installation is accompanied by a polyphonic reading, which creates a collage of voices from the Diaspora channelled through Baldwin’s text and concludes by Sedat Pakay’s Film James Baldwin: From Another Place (Istanbul, New York 1972).
Special thanks to Sedat Pakay.