Hi, I'm Ajani Brannum.


 

I'm currently renovating my website. In the meantime, you can watch some of my recent work on Vimeo; sign up for my monthly newsletter, Talent Agency; book a divination and/or creative consulting session with me; or follow me on Instagram. For all other inquiries, please email me at brannum (dot) barryaj (at) gmail (dot) com.

(Pictured is An Image of Thought, 2022. Description: In this digital photograph, a spiral-bound notebook rests on a mirrored surface. The notebook fills most of the frame. It is opened to a page which reads:

 

"Something to ponder: I think of my work in relation to institutional critique, 'social practice,' and other approaches that somehow 'dematerialize the artwork,' make discourse (of a particular sort) the object of contemplation, etc. But I mean it literally, "I think of my work in relation to" - as if my work is standing in a loose cluster with those forms [question mark] at a party and it's nervous, maybe, or just not great at small talk and doesn't quite know how to converse with the others. - (What did Deleuze say about metaphors? All metaphors are sullied words, or else make them so. I had to Google that." Below this text is an arrow pointing up to it, along with a comment: "THIS could exist as a piece called 'An Image of Thought.'"

 

The exposed surface of the mirror reflects some of Ajani's body, the ceiling of their room, and part of one wall.)

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