Leila Weefur is an artist, writer, and curator based in Oakland and a lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University. Through video and installation, their interdisciplinary practice examines the performativity intrinsic to systems of belonging. The work brings together concepts of sensorial memory, abject Blackness, hyper surveillance, and the erotic.
An epic story of extraordinary faith and unyielding persistence, Time documents Sibil Fox Richardson’s (Fox Rich) quest to free her husband, Rob, from a sixty-year prison sentence while raising their six children and holding down a job. Deftly combining home movies and Rich’s video epistles to Rob with documentary footage all rendered in black and white, Bradley layers, stretches, and weaves time, creating a swinging and elliptical style complemented by the spiritual blues piano of Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou. The bitter question at the heart of the beautiful film is how many people are crushed by the system that requires Rich’s superhuman strength to endure.