Valuatively, each leg of this project and each one of their sub-projects are of a speculative nature.
The Black Hydra Initiative Reparations Crowdfund, the Love Story 4 EP, Ally Theatre and its Banana Island and Barcode Nudes sub-projects: in the end they’re valuatively hollow, and worth only as much as we attribute towards them. Whilst we cannot ever place a fixed dollar amount upon the genealogical, economic, spiritual, emotional, and material turmoils that have been suffered by descendants of the transatlantic slave trade at large, we can direct compensatory supports to ensure that as many people as possible have both the material and immaterial resources to safeguard themselves and to attempt continued healing while dealing with a landscape that is becoming increasingly hostile and ripe for crisis. Black Hydra Initiative erects spaces for this. If there were any kind of active inquiry here, that is where it would lie: in how much value are you willing to attribute, able to attribute towards a motion like this? How much weight can you allow it to carry? How much can you value the information formed in return? What kinds of actions must I perform in order to append salience to these efforts? Moving through an age where people have access to the same kinds of information that I have, why must I expend effort and labor by resorting to sales speak? What is in the way here? Why can I see it but you’re having problems here? Why, when I do it, does it look like I am asking for an undue handout? Do you have the capacity to value what I have to offer to you? How can we move forward if we have what we need?
Can we use this space to verify these things?