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Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Physical description:
2 DVCAM video recording
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
2011
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on contents of recording
Yellowcat Productions.
Summary:
Artist BK Adams talks about several of his sculptures, including 'The Chair that I Talk to My God,' 'City Mountain,' 'Sitting on Knowledge,' 'Human Cycles,' 'The Dreamer,' and 'A World of Fun.' He explains his creative process, how he finds objects to incorporate into his work, use of the color blue in his artwork, and the significance of airplanes, bicycles, and family in his life and artwork. BK Adams talks about his collaborative work with art photographer Steven E. Cummings, particularly the project titled 'Mold Me.' He explains 'the artist bow' portrayed in the photographs created with Cummings. BK Adams describes his spiritual journey and explains the meaning/origin of 'I am Art.' He also talks about his travels across the country on a Harley motorcycle, and improvising the creation of a pair of shoes when he was traveling in Central America. Recording includes lots of footage of artwork inside and outside of BK Adams' house and gallery.
Interview. Dated 20110407.
Cite as:
Interview with BK Adams, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, MRC-777 1901 Fort Place, SE, Washington, DC 20020 (tel. 202.633.4853, fax 202.287.2422) ACMarchives@si.edu Consult archivist by appointment
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Artists  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Local number:
ACMA AV005144
ACMA AV005145
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_387143