Sorry we are close(d), a series of installations to be experienced from the street re-imagines a post-COVID-19 afro futurity in the city exploring notions of consumption, closed art venues, and collective grief and healing. They assemble embodied transitions felt in their flesh, navigating Other’s ways to be in the public space, to (r)evolve as Black/queer, and to process exile (forced and voluntarily) in time of global pandemic. Questions of solidarity, afro-futurity, racial capitalism, aesthetics and archiving intersect.

Project funded and supported by Coventry Artspace and Coventry Biennial.