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Alexa Burrell

Alexa Burell creates collages composed of narrative film, animation and soundscapes that center the Black femme experience. As a trained musician, her visual work is informed by the logic of melody and rhythm to produce hypnotic afro-surrealist psycho-somatic experiences. She often compares the micro and macro, the scientific and spiritual, and the historical and mythical, to evoke the complexities of colonization, gender, time travel and black feminist thought. Her work in the exhibition How Calafia Got Her Gold Back: The Rewilding explores the connections between colonial Spanish fiction Las Sergas de Esplandián by Garci Rodriguez de Montalvo, the extraction of California’s natural resources and the limitless creativity and power of Black women in America blurring the boundaries between technology and the natural world.