interview by kiki nicole05.02.2018
Bring 5 books to read while stranded on a desert island... Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler / This Planet is Doomed by Sun Ra / Whispers from the Cotton Root Tree: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction by Nalo Hopkinson / Ghosts of Songs: The Film Art of the Black Audio Film Collective / Voices of Time by Eduardo Galeano
Go-to seasoning in your spice cabinet... Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning
Which celebrity would you want to find your work on their walls?... Lil Kim
The title of your life if it were a soap opera... Cookin’ and Smokin’
How does your joy manifest?... In laughing and trying to make my friends laugh at my corny jokes.
Lyrics that best summarize your transition from 2017 to 2018... You are my life / the sun can't compare to your lïght / you are my dream / the moon can't compete to your beams (From “the sun can’t compare” by Larry Heard presents Mr. White)
What gives you life?... All the transformative work my loved ones and friends do through their art, thought, and activism.
The tarot card that just read you for filth... The Ten of Wands
Someone plans a party to celebrate you. Describe it... A house party in someone’s backyard with a 10 foot tall sound system. Purple, red, and pink lighting. Starts off with 90s RnB playing, in the middle dancehall and trap, and ends at 7 am with deep house trax.
Four ways to heal... Acupuncture / Swimming in the ocean / Laughing / Jamaican food
Adee Roberson was born in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1981. Her work weaves sonic and familial archives, with landscape, technicolor, rhythm, form, and spirit. She has exhibited and performed at numerous venues including, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Charlie James Gallery, Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, and Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario. She is based in Los Angeles, California.