Meet Damon Davis, a post-disciplinary artist from St. Louis. A prolific creator, Davis has a solo show open at Detroit MOCA right now titled Filling in the Cracks. Textured and profound, Cracks is an exploration of grief where Davis has cast concrete busts of himself, broken them open and filled the vacant space with beauty.Mackenzie and Davis talk about grief, masculinity and the role we play in the structures that bind us. Also quartz watches.Check out his work here:heartacheandpaint.com
#205: Damon Davis - “Darker Gods + Filling In The Cracks”
Damon Davis is a post-disciplinary artist based in St. Louis, Missouri. His work spans across a spectrum of creative mediums to tell stories exploring how identity is informed by power and mythology. He is well known for his body of work, Darker Gods, which explores Afro-surrealist manifestations of Black culture. Davis is a Firelight Media, Sundance Labs, TED, and Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow. He is the founder and creative director of St. Louis-based music label/ artist collective FarFetched and his work is featured in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Show Notes: 00:03:18 - Reflections on George Floyd and 2020 00:09:55 - Power dynamics in American society 00:14:35 - The soulful impact of art 00:17:40 - America’s amnesia & the complexities of blackness 00:20:49 - Value systems 00:29:56 - Damon’s intention with the mythology he created for “Darker Gods” 00:33:39 - Power, wisdom, and empathy 00:39:15 -The desensitization and fetishization of death 00:45:07 - Critical thinking 00:49:46 - Wrap up www.artistdecoded.com www.heartacheandpaint.com www.instagram.com/damondavis
Documentary Panel - Damon Davis & Sabaah Folayan (Whose Streets?) Alison Klayman (Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and The Brink) and Rachel Lears (Knock Down the House), moderated by Mishka Brown
As we near this unprecedented election in our country, there is truly so much at stake. In this conversation explore the variety of utopian futures we envision. These artists talk about the perspective we choose to look at change from and how we imbed this outlook into our films.
Today I’m excited to welcome a fellow podcaster, Damon Davis, creator and host of the Who Am I Really? podcast. Damon gets a turn to share his story of search, reunion, and loss. We also chat about why reunions get held up as this mythical gold standard of heartwarming six o’clock news bait, and what we’ve learned from talking to hundreds of adoptees over the past few years. Full Show Notes Here Connect With Us Damon Davis: www.whoamireallypodcast.com | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube Haley Radke: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Adoptees On: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | iHeart Radio | Spotify | Stitcher | YouTube Support Adoptees On One Time Donation | Monthly | Secret Facebook Group Connect Monthly Newsletter | Send a Note or Record a Voicemail
Monumental “Local Diaspora” in St. Louis with MADAD’s Damon Davis, Mallory Rukhsana Nezam, and De Nichols
Welcome back to the Monument Lab podcast. This episode, we focus on St. Louis. For the past two years, Monument Lab has worked closely with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, mapping monuments in St. Louis. That includes traditional landmarks and unofficial sites of memory, whether they are existing, potential, or erased. To mark the close of our project together, we wanted to speak with locally-rooted MADAD, a brilliant and thoughtful collective of artists and designers from St. Louis whose work illuminates spatial injustice and cultural memory gaps in the region.MADAD’s Damon Davis, Mallory Rukhsana Nezam, and De Nichols work to reimagine how joy, justice, and interactivity improve public spaces. The group started their collaborations during the making of Mirror Casket, a sculpture, performance, and visual call to action composed in the aftermath of the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson in 2014. Mirror Casket is now in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.Their new project, Black Memory STL: Division, Displacement, and Local Diaspora, is a multi-year series of public art installations and interventions in partnership with the Brickline Greenway development and the Griot Museum of Black History. MADAD are also 2020 Monument Lab Fellows, and are featured in the exhibition and book project, Shaping the Past with the Goethe Institut and the German Federal Agency for Civic Education.
Face to Face Miracles Today TV Broadcast with David E. Taylor
Hear the continuation of the amazing testimony of how Jesus not only appeared to David E. Taylor, but how He wants to appear to you face to face! Listen now to cutting edge revelation concerning the new move of God on the earth! The Face to Face movement!
EP 16 Answers in Adoption and the ULTIMATE Nature v Nuture debate with Damon Davis
ERROR 404: Birthday Not Found
Podcaster Damon Davis (creator of the 'Who Am I really' podcast) dedicates his time to helping other adoptees in search of their birth families.. he and his birth parents had some interesting connections.. If you were adopted, would you want to reconnect? www.instagram.com/waireally www.instagram.com/birthdaynotfound