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The Momentary Flag Project: Neka King

Visual Art

Inspired by a phrase in the Momentary’s report on the history of its site, Neka King’s To Enter Recorded History visually and conceptually examines the power of language. One of the greatest emblems of human diversity, language—written, pictorial, and oral—preserves, transmits, creates, recreates, conditions, and erases collective histories, mythologies, and worldviews. By visually layering the phrase over itself, King forces the viewer into a loop of forgetting and remembering as the text moves in and out of legibility.