Failure to Appear, the victim shields/accepts defeat, 2015. Failure to Appear reinterprets popular urban media, how it is consumed, and what it means to watch it from different perspectives (visually and figuratively). Utilizing iPhone savvy, sonic looping, and a voiceover recounting the names of transwomen and women victims of color of police homicides and violence, Deadwyler enacts the brutality of street fighting a la “WorldStar (HipHop)!” to question who is really fighting whom and why. 

Failure to Appear, the victim shields/accepts defeat, 2015.

Failure to Appear reinterprets popular urban media, how it is consumed, and what it means to watch it from different perspectives (visually and figuratively). Utilizing iPhone savvy, sonic looping, and a voiceover recounting the names of transwomen and women victims of color of police homicides and violence, Deadwyler enacts the brutality of street fighting a la “WorldStar (HipHop)!” to question who is really fighting whom and why.