Ears to the Ground: An Ethnography of Material, Sound and Conversations is a multimedia project that seeks for points of encounter and solidarity in Tulsa, Oklahoma between Black and Latinx communities. This project explores the intersection of Black and Latinx identities through the research of the material and sonic geography of these communities. Further, it looks into the archive as well as documenting on-the-ground conversations among Tulsans to learn about history, place, similarities, differences, and envisioning new possibilities for these communities.
An Afro-Caribbean-Latinx-queer-person raised-by-their-grandmother, Francheska Alcántara explores slippages between memories, fragmentations, and longing.
Alcántara graduated with a MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University, a BFA in Painting from Hunter College, and a BA in Art History from Old Dominion University. They have shared their work at the Brooklyn Museum, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Queens Museum, La Mama Theater, and Longwood Art Gallery. Francheska is a US Navy Veteran and a current fellow at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship.