Keeping Up Appearances

"keeping up appearances, a hypertextimonial" uses minimalist coding in an attempt to visualize painful silences. In the tradition of black feminist artists like Faith Ringgold and Audre Lorde, Obadike makes art out of what is said and not said.

Mendi Obadike

Mendi+Keith Obadike are interdisciplinary artists whose music, live art, and conceptual Internet artworks have been exhibited internationally. Their album The Sour Thunder was released on Bridge Records. Their writing and art projects have been featured in the film Take These Chains, in periodicals (including Art Journal, Artthrob, Meridians, Black Arts Quarterly, and Tema Celeste), and in the anthology Sound Unbound:Sampling Digital Arts and Culture (MIT Press, edited by Paul D. Miller)