Sanford Biggers on Afrofuturism, Identity, Spirituality
By Ben Kersten
“Otherness is in the eye of the beholder” – Sanford Biggers
People’s internal realities are more complex than their looks could ever imply. In today’s world, especially, it is more important than ever to focus on synthesis over opposition. With a non-hierarchical approach to form and content, Biggers’ Buddhist perspective of both/and thinking (as opposed to either/or thinking) gives each layer of meaning in his work the same amount of significance. Working through film and video, installation, sculpture, music, and performance, the work of Sanford Biggers engages the viewer intellectually, viscerally, sonically, visually, and experientially. His open-ended references interrogate the past, present, and future with an afrocentric, reconciling the melded nature of the human condition.