At 1-800 Happy Birthday, payphones ring periodically with loving voicemails from families and strangers, and all the dates in the show are birthdays — “there are no deathdates.”
Faith Adiele is a writer, editor, filmmaker, and critic based in Oakland, California. She has presented at documenta (14) and written about art and artists for Alta Magazine, Detour, the Miami Herald, OkayAfrica, O: The Oprah Magazine, and Smithsonian Folklife. She is a professor at California College of the Arts and co-founder/host of African Book Club at the Museum of the African Diaspora.
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