Category Crush

2014 animation, 3:07
Voice: Carl Hancock Rux

Exploration of “The Wayland Rudd Collection,” an archive of images of black people in Russian and Soviet culture in the 20thC. Patterned after the iPhone game “Candy Crush”, a typical ‘matching’ game, the video starts a process of sorting and re-categorizing the archive.

The Wayland Rudd Collection was assembled by artist Yevgeniy Fiks, who invited several others to respond to the images of their choice.
Read about the 2014 exhibition at Winkleman Gallery here