Brandon Wint: My Body Is a Poem/The World Makes With Me (2020 Project Accelerator Grant Amount: $7,450)
My Body Is a Poem/The World Makes With Me will be a video essay that combines cinema, poetry, personal and lyric essay to depict the nuanced experience of being Black and disabled in Edmonton. The project from Brandon Wint showcases Black and disabled/Crip aesthetics and to render an intimate self-portrait of a poet simultaneously. This project will also use research to chart and depict the historical evolution of Edmonton’s social and political relationship to Blackness and disability.
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