An Artistic Collaboration With
Catherine Kennedy and Kyrin Hobson
Paths Crossed is an artistic conversation about migration and the continuity of culture. Through their dialogue, Kennedy and Hobson create a visual exploration of their individual histories of migration and cultural survival that plumbs the depth and breadth of African and African American experience. Kennedy, a recent immigrant from war-torn Liberia, and Hobson an African American whose family traces back to eighteenth-Century New Orleans, but has been displaced by Hurricane Katrina, investigate the visceral aspects of their displacement, the ways in which culture brings comfort to the displaced, and the longing to connect to one’s culture of origin, no matter how far removed through time or place.