Digital: Rodell Warner, Arnaldo James, and Darron Clarke

Rodell Warner, Arnaldo James, and Darron Clarke - darron.gif, 2015 - still from GIF

Rodell Warner, Arnaldo James, and Darron Clarke – darron.gif, 2015 – still from GIF

The Digital exhibition includes several collective projects. The GIF “darron.gif” by Rodell Warner, Arnaldo James and Darron Clarke is one of them.

Bios

Rodell Warner is a Trinidadian graphic designer and photographer, born in 1986. He has exhibited in Kingston, Johannesburg, London, New York, Washington and Maracaibo. Rodell was a recipient of the 2011 Commonwealth Connections International Arts Residency and he was an artist in residence at New Local Space (NLS) in Kingston, Jamaica in 2014.

As a photographer, teacher and designer (graphic and product), Arnaldo James interrogates gender, race, privilege and exploitation. These interrogations often develop into spaces that encourage safe interactions challenging marginalization based on gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, class and mental/physical ability. James engages his photographic portraits as collaborations, acknowledging subject as co-creator. This collaboration with Warner and Clarke is an act of intentional support among Black men.

Darron Clarke was born in Trinidad in 1991 and is represented by Major Model Management. Clarke lives and works in New York.

About the Work

The image darron.gif is the negative of a photograph of Darron Clarke, covered in Rodell Warner projections, shot by Arnaldo James. The photograph was animated by Warner and is presented including additional animated GIFs.