Talk to HIM is a collaborative public art installation conceived by the artists Imani Shanklin Roberts & Raya Kassisieh. Confrontationally, the artists explore gender and power by inviting participants to interact with masculinity head-on.
The artist, Imani Shanklin Roberts, recites the unsaid, hidden, anonymous, repressed, and disenfranchised voices volunteered from the participating public. Masculine identifying persons were filmed as they received the words, the camera capturing the physical manifestations of their emotional responses while they remained silent.
The documentation of this exchange resulted in a powerful film that will catalyze its viewers into modes of recognition, rage, reflection, and resonance.
Thank you to MoCADA & The Culture LP for the production of this film.