Conceptual artist Felandus Thames aims to create “vessels able to contain beauty and trauma at an equilibrium. Work that functions in the way that Black music is endowed by, but not the sum of, Black joy, pain, and suffering.” He is “invested in the residue of memory decoupled from nostalgia or narrative. Material choices, never superficial, become central actors in [his] practice and often function as surrogates to contested histories and lived experiences of those who consume them. Materials are the repository of history and memory in [his] practice,” Thames says.
Source: Real Art Ways