Things Get Done Collectively

William Sylvester and Bayeté Ross Smith are two of the collaborators on Question Bridge, a project that aims to represent and redefine black male identity in America through a question and answer exchange that addresses the economic, political, geographic and generational divisions for black men. This project is composed of many voices that illuminate the complexity of character that is often flattened by racial and gender categories. In so doing, it grants agency to the individual in authoring the complexity of being a black male in this country. It also illustrates and generates community through the use of media in building dialogue around the subject of identity.  Check out Will and Bayeté’s profile.

  • What is a collective process in reference to making artwork? 
  • What are the benefits of working collectively?
  • How does a collective process involve the audience? 
  • How has social media affected the ways in which people are exposed to art? 
  • Can social media hinder or facilitate relationships between artists and their audience?

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Click here to see the un-edited footage of Will and Bayeté

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