Arthur Jafa - Love is the Message, The Message is Death

Artist and director Arthur Jafa presents a film of found footage – featuring Martin Luther King, Barack Obama, Jimi Hendrix or Beyoncé. It traces African-American identity and history through a large spectrum of contemporary imagery, with Kanye West’s gospel-inspired track, Ultralight Beam, giving the film a poetic background.

A 7-min video from the Maja Hoffmann / Luma Foundation Collection