California State University, Long Beach is located in one of the most diverse regions of the country, with 82% of its student body identifying as non-white, and ranks second in the nation for degrees awarded to minority students. The Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum at CSU Long Beach creates exhibitions and programs that provide space for critical interpretation of contemporary modern art and culture to students and the greater community.
This grant will support Neha Choksi’s sequentially expanding, multi-channel film installation, Faith in Friction, which debuted in 2017 at the Manchester Art Gallery in England. At CSULB, it will grow to include new experimental animation and sculptural forms. Faith in Friction stems from Choksi’s conviction that to be oneself, one always needs others. She believes that interdependency is worthwhile, even as it depends on interpersonal friction. Installed across space, Choksi’s projections will provide an embodied experience for visitors who will be enveloped in their light, movement and sound, and yet unable to comprehend them all at once. This installation will be on view from January to March 2021.