BLKNWS is a conceptual and collaborative approach to contemporary journalism and entrepreneurship. It uses media as an ongoing work of art in the form of a two-channel video installation. The project explores the dimensionality of the news media format, interrogating the possibilities of truth while being aware that truth is also the foundation of ideology. News can be more than just current events and human interest stories. It can be a non-linear event, such as in the way Sesame Street delivers information to toddlers or ESPN to sports fans. BLKNWS is for people who have had enough of politicians, pundits, talking heads, oligarchs, and fear mongering.
Kahlil Joseph (b. 1981, Seattle, US. Lives and works in Los Angeles, US) is principally preoccupied with the unique marriage of sound and moving image: its various forms, histories, languages, as well as their resulting power and potential. He explores film as a visual and sonic experience, but also as a lived and shared experience that extends off the screen. He seeks to capture the dust that floats over, in, and around those grounds that the eye can’t see.