KHALIK ALLAH new film IWOW in JUXTAPOZ Magaine
March 1, 2021
Khalik Allah’s latest film "IWOW: I Walk on Water", focuses on the artist’s longtime muse Frenchie, a 60-something schizophrenic, homeless Haitian man, who he becomes increasingly intertwined with. Allah, whose previous moving image work includes 2018’s "Black Mother", also turns the camera on himself to document a turbulent romantic relationship and grapple with personal notions of spirituality and mortality – all inquiries about which he gathers advice from charismatic confidants including Fab 5 Freddy, members of the Wu-Tang Clan, and, in deeply moving exchanges, his own mother. On the motivations behind his image-making practice, Allah says “My objective hasn’t changed, it’s always been to keep it real with myself; to stay true to my vision and to have the courage to express it cinematically. "IWOW" is a sort of first-person documentary poem; a statement of my artistic integrity and my uncompromising dedication to the streets.”
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Khalik Allah is featured in the new Spring 2021 issue of the magazine.