A Pilot For A Show About Nowhere

Martine Syms

2015 | 00:25:00 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: African-American, Media Analysis, Memory, Race, Television

A Pilot For A Show About Nowhere is a two-channel video that examines the politics of television viewership, incorporating footage from a number of sources to create a plurivocal narrative. 

It is a sitcom pilot, but does not resemble a conventional episode. Black sitcoms are central in their potential to undermine television conventions and spark unpredictable and radical impulses, but also in their role in the erasure of the struggles and realities of poor Black populations. Filmed reenactments of the artist’s life ground A Pilot For A Show About Nowhere in her experience, and a “She Mad” title card suggests a complete narrative.

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