Shawmut Circle, 2011
3 channel 16mm film installation
Edition 1/3 + 2 AP
2012, Shawmut Circle, Annet Gelink Gallery, The Bakery, Amsterdam, NL
Shawmut Circle is named after a local playground which functions as the favorite skate site for Cody, one of the film's central characters. The work consists of a series of fragmented vignettes that are set on three screens, and show glimpses of the daily lives of a group of adolescents and grown ups in City of Valley, USA. Muzi Quawson spent several months in this marginalized community on the border of Georgia and Alabama and created a complex, atmospheric portrait of the lives she encountered.