black gaze | blak ɡāz | (previously undefined) noun

  1. A black gaze is a mode of looking rooted in intentional dispossession, through

    which one can reimagine proximity, sentiment, and understanding.

  2. The practice of inhabiting a black gaze spills beyond simple notions of sight and

    recognition, and instead harnesses the power of gaze, the circumstances of precarity and affective labor, the sensibility of refusal, and an aspiration towards hapticity to engage the world through personal universes of meaning.

  3. A black gaze can also be reflected from a subject onto a viewer; a viewer may be prompted to develop the form of a black gaze in response to particular sights, which produces a fissure in the logics of visuality in the social, hierarchical world.