Location: MOCA, 250 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles 90012
Dates: March 20 - Aug. 16, 2015

Commissioned by the Compton-born Kendrick Lamar, filmmaker Kahlil Joseph created m.A.A.d., a double-screen video installation that presents a complex, contemporary look at the rapper's hometown of Los Angeles. From shots of barbershops to marching bands, the film evokes both joy and sadness in its rich portrait of the predominantly African American neighborhoods of LA.