Ja’Tovia Gary
b. 1984

Ja’Tovia Gary’s An Ecstatic Experience (2015), on the other hand, captures the artist’s self-described “radical Black femme gaze” through an assemblage of found and hand-painted footage.
 The opens to the hypnotic strains of Alice Coltrane’s “Journey to Satchidananda” (1971)—a musical search, as the title indicates, for truth, knowledge, and bliss. Black-and-white found footage of Black churchgoers is interspersed with short hand-painted passages of cascading swaths of purple and yellow, flashes of turquoise blue fields filled with black dots, falling red stars, and …

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An Ecstatic Experience (2015)