Project Management, Creative Direction, Communications, Music Production, Event Coordination, Exhibit Design, and Printing:
Austin Peete

Creative Direction, Design, Illustration, and Printing:
Jacob Poindexter

Publishing and Curation:
Willow Goldstein

Creative Direction, Photography, and Writing:
Xourtney Taylor

Curation and Volunteering:
Amanda Norris

Curation and Volunteering:

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Audio Engineering:
Daniel Shepherd

Photography, Writing, and Modeling:
Omar Onfroy

Music Production and Modeling:
Ocean Evers-Peete (DOT.KAI)

Photography Assistance:
Rodell Jefferson

Photography and Collage:
Mel Isidor

Cassette Tape Production:

Welcome to DUAL.world, the experience of Life from the perspective of Austin Peete.

"This publication is an exploration of lived experience. Over 3 years, I embarked upon a deliberate journey of practice, curiosity, and conversation to (re)connect with my own Life. The start of my journey begins during 2017 and blends into the present." —Austin Peete

In collaboration with The Bakery, DUAL.world is a transmedia exhibit curated by and featuring multidisciplinary artist Austin Peete. The experience showcases original music, prints, and large-scale magazine-style graphics of personal journal entries written between 2018–2021. The internal and interpersonal relationships of three friends—Austin, Ocean, and Omar, are examined through explorations of distinct physical geographies and cultures. Echoing the travels that Austin has made between the United States and Japan over the past few years, DUAL.world weaves a cross continental narrative around Black masculinity.

While the exhibition aims to explore expressions of Black men’s bodies from around the world, these bodies, captured by Peete’s lens, will not be on display for visual consumption or monetary exchange. Words, music, and narrative will fill this visual absence. The soundtrack will move in three phrases echoing transitions across space, and growth across time. Austin hopes to communicate an evolving understanding of masculinity across time, how representations of identity morph, and how we construct identity in different social contexts.

"The DUAL.world photographs, prints, music compilations, and zine were combined to paint a cohesive picture of my lived experience. This is my attempt to bridge context. Through these stories, I speak to the triumphs, dangers, and challenges of a person and a body under the immense pressures that seem to occur in this life both naturally and of human volition, especially after a life-changing operation." —Austin Peete

Exhibit posters included lyrics from the DUAL.world mixtapes.

Social media promo for the exhibit.