Darkwater Record, named for W. E. B. Du Bois’s 1920 autobiography, is a collection of tape recorders—sans speakers—silently playing Du Bois’s 1960 speech based on his essay “Socialism and the American Negro.” A bust of Mao sits atop them, recalling the Chinese dictator’s co-opting of Du Bois’s socialism. (Mao declared Du Bois’s birthday a national holiday in China.)
In hebrew the word I (אני) and nothing (אין) contains the same letters. I found it an interesting idea, that only the order makes the difference between “me” and the “nothingness”, so I made this drawing with the two words.