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The Block is HOT! (Video)

In Now You See Me; Now You Don’t, seven plaster replicas of my body are fragmented and each kinetically destroy themselves over perforated sheet metal. These ‘body-doubles’ are vessels of the violence of racial interpellation; they represent my inability to control the way that my body reads in space.

The Block is Hot (2019) speaks to a culture of gender performativity often associated with black men from poor and working class communities while thinking about the relationship of bodies to architecture and class. The Block is Hot is sourced from Lil Wayne's 1999 studio debut album of the eponymous name.