#BLACKMATTERLIVES is the culmination of Fahamu’s four consecutive museum shows, including “Do or Die,” (an exhibition representing aspects of his research as a PhD student) currently on view at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC. These shows provided Fahamu with the opportunity to further mine his trope and emerge with a new vocabulary. A vocabulary that synthesizes not only what is happening around him, but also what is going on inside of him. With #BLACKMATTERLIVES, he shifts from being a general narrator to a very personal raconteur, stripping away many of the secondary visual triggers that were used in his earlier works to ease the viewer into his own perceptions and personae. In #BLACKMATTERLIVES, Fahamu delivers a watershed series, wrought with unabashed angst, anger and adulations.