How to see in the dark, 2017, single-channel video; 12:37

Using an overhead projector and improvisational techniques with paper, light, and sound, Downey explores their experiences and conceptions of the night.

Music in collaboration with Dewey and the Ticks: Shala Miller, Brian Trelegan, Farah Al Qasimi, Wesley Chavis, Grace Chen, Christopher Carroll, Erik DeLuca. Voices: Shala Miller and Wesley Chavis. Lyrics by Kerry Downey. Thank you Dewey and the Ticks, Erik DeLuca and Michael Demps for audio assistance. Thanks to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Triangle Arts Association for your support. This work has been deeply influenced by Sara Ahmed's "Queer Phenomenology," and particularly her citing of Franz Fanon.

To see the full video, contact kerrycdowney(at)