2017 Exhibition

DLECTRICITY™ took place during September 22 & 23, 2017, in Midtown Detroit and showcased 36 artists from Detroit and around the world from the DIA to MOCAD.

The Black Love Project

25. The Black Love Project

LOCATION:  The Wright Museum of African American History

The Black Love Project is a large-scale, site-specific, non-linear video iteration of a meditation on one of the greatest untold and underappreciated American love stories – that of the existence, endurance and magic of Black love in America. In spite of the invariably negative perceptions of black love and togetherness, the truth is one of inspiring triumph.

The video projection will illuminate the Allen entryway of the Charles Wright Museum of African American History – a perfect location, as The Black Love Project is video art that champions the survival of love within the black community in America. Running time approximately 12 minutes, looped.

On both nights, the community will be invited to contribute to the conversation and share their own Black Love stories at an on-site Black Love chamber with audio and video recording facilities. Additionally, we invite the community to bring their own Black Love photos in either film or digital format to contribute to a collection that will be made freely available online.

Artist Information

Jason Isaacs

Jason Isaacs

Jason Isaacs is a Brooklyn, NY-based, Afro-Caribbean artist and educator. His practice includes theatre, film, photography, storytelling and performance and he has worked at the Royal Court Theatre and the ITV network in the UK and as an independent filmmaker.
Much of his work addresses themes such as racial justice, reimagining cultural traditions, gentrification and displacement.

He has been active in youth-work and arts education for over 20 years in the UK and the US, working primarily with immigrant populations.

He currently runs his own production studio as well as an educational consultancy that works with non-profit organizations that specialize in tackling race, culture and representation in underserved communities.