Introduction Category

Monday 28 March, 2011

“Easy to Swallow, Hard to Digest”: An Interview with Nina Chanel Abney

The Live Unchained team and I were discussing how artists, in general, but conceptual artists in particular, are often stereotyped as tortured functional depressives. You don’t really hear about how these artists have to be resourceful and trust their instincts. From an early age Nina Chanel Abney created pieces that resonated with her, even if […]


Tuesday 08 February, 2011

Dreaming Through Art: Our Conversation with Daisy Giles

I aim to explore the beautifully natural and the stunningly fantastical…to express things that are inexpressible in words, which only live on the tips of tongues, in the subconscious, and in dreams of suppressed purposes and identities. –Daisy Giles Live Unchained had the pleasure to speak with painter Daisy Giles, who studies and creates art in Minnesota. […]


Wednesday 03 March, 2010

About The Editresses

In light of all the interviews that we have done, some folks were surprised that Kathryn and I had not shared more about ourselves. So, we finally decided to interview each other. Here, Kathryn and I discuss our backgrounds, current work, and of course, what living unchained means to us. KATHRYN BUFORD You are studying […]


Friday 19 June, 2009

Welcome to the Live Unchained Blog!…What does “living unchained” mean to you??

Thanks for visiting! If you are viewing this blog, you have probably visited our website, www.liveunchained.com, which has more information about project Live Unchained. Live Unchained is a multi-media anthology created for and by black women across the African Diaspora. As the project has grown we’ve learned that women from different parts of the world […]