Grant Summary
Support for the ongoing performance and archiving work of this Black, Brown and Indigenous women artist collective.
Artist Statement
Black Salt Collective is the work of Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Grace Rosario Perkins, Anna Luisa Petrisko (Jeepneys) and Adee Roberson. Black Salt embodies cultural and contemporary narratives. The work is cultural, but not “cultural” in the anthropological sense, as cultural art is often seen through a Western lens. Black Salt expresses non-linear identity in which experience results in atmosphere. Our collaboration is both physical and visceral, weaving elemental textures that are transmuted through video, sound, textile, collage, performance, and painting. Healing and spiritual expansion is central to our shared practice. With so many of our respective histories held in archives that fracture the relationship between living culture, object and community of origin, we are intent on building an archive that surpasses institutional boundaries. Like the complex narratives held within us, our archive is evolving in its expansiveness.
  • Black Salt / White Sands 2013, Black Salt Collective, Performance/installation documentation. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Visions Into Infinite Archives 2016, Black Salt Collective, Installation Documentation. Courtesy of the artist.

  • We Came From Earth, We Came From Space 2013, Black Salt Collective, Video still. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Print Wall 2016, Black Salt Collective, Screenprint & Risograph Collage. Collaborative installation by Black Salt Collective. Courtesy of the artists.