Created By: Paul Kay
This "tour" introduces a space in which I have spent much of my UVA academic career, the Fine Arts Library. As someone who comes from Baltimore, MD, I do not feel that I have a strong relationship with many places in Charlottesville. Yet I do have a relationship with particular built spaces like the library, so I wanted to use this project to problematize my relationship with UVA's Fine Arts Library and its relationship with local Indigenous histories. This project includes visual media in the form of pictures as well as academic research. Unfortunately, I was not able to include video, sound, or other media forms, as this is a public space which raises privacy concerns.
Due to what I feel to be a limited relationship between myself and currently accessible places within Charlottesville, this project reflects less a land-based practice and more an intellectual project aimed at uncovering how the space structures relations with and knowledge of Indigenous histories, presence, ontologies, and relationships.