Chibueze Crouch on Black Life in the Haight and Life as an Artist-in-Residence
We had lots of fun filming at our historic Doolan-Larson Building today with our artist-in-residence Chibueze Crouch (she/they)!
Chibueze is a Nigerian American multimedia artist, writer, curator, and cofounder of the directorial and performance duo OYSTERKNIFE. As an artist-in-residence, she is writing about the recorded audio and research OYSTERKNIFE conducted on Black histories in the Haight, originally commissioned for (previous SF Heritage AIR) Joe Goode Performance Group's site-specific performance "Time of Change" in September 2021.
Chibueze talked to us about her research process, discovering little-known aspects of early Counterculture history, and the unique experience of living and working at the corner of Haight and Ashbury. Afterwards, she took us on a tour of some of her favorite parts of the Doolan-Larson residence, left intact by previous longtime owner Norman Larson.
Stay tuned for more on Chibueze's writings/oral histories as we work with her to make them publicly accessible, and in the meantime check out her "Community Voices" column for SF Heritage's July-September issue of SF Heritage News: https://bit.ly/3Oa5Fj4