Realizing a connection between water crises experienced by both Africans and African Americans.
This piece explores my connection to the water crises experienced by both Africans and African Americans. In Michigan, the largely African American city of Flint has relied on water bottles due to contaminated water. Similarly, nearly 40% of people in Uganda need to travel more than 30 minutes to access safe drinking water. While I am unaffected, there is still a sense of attachment to the issue that may come from the collective unconscious: the part of the unconscious mind derived from ancestral memory and experience and common to all humankind. To depict my unconscious connection to these problems, I created a dream-like scene in which geographical distance is ignored and I share the experience of both Africans and African Americans by traveling between a bedroom in Flint, Michigan and a lake in Uganda.