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Aisha Bell – SUSU

ABOUT THE PROJECT

In the Akan language of West Africa, “susu” means small-small. It refers to the build-up of small contributions that create something larger from which everyone benefits. Through a series of performances that took place in front of Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Marmy Laundromat, Brooklyn-based artist Aisha Tandiwe Bell created SUSU – a fabric sculpture made from articles of clothing donated by her neighbors. The finished sculpture was later installed at Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Garden at 95 Malcolm X Blvd.

Creative Conversation with Aisha Bell

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