Sunday, March 25, 2007

Brook Benton and a Blue Velvetesque Aesthetic Rarity

Next week's seminar, filled as it is with readings from Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks, will force us to re-evaluate how it is we read the "black" body, how it is we parse the African and African American dasein. This video, a moving, startling, and singular effort by Brook Benton, may well do the same! Another take on the video appears here.