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Tiona Nekkia McClodden

Film/Video/New Media
Artist in Residence, 2023
Artist in Residence, 2020

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Artist Statement

As a filmmaker and visual artist, I explore themes of narrative within social realism, re-memory, and more recently biomythography in my work.

My work draws upon shared ideas, values, and beliefs within the African Diaspora, or what I call “Black mentifact.” I’m interested in Blackness and traversing nostalgia, and how the past, present, and future can intersect visually and thematically within time-based work. I’m invested in exploring intersubjectivities within Black communities as a tool for creating insider perspectives within film, time-based works, and objects.


While at Headlands

While at Headlands I will work on writing for a new film installation that explores ruin and conversation. I hope that my time at Headlands will allow the space needed to consider new methods of making a larger work that relies on choreography and narrative.