B Covington Sam-Sumana is a Multimedia artist and producer whose works interrogate matters related to currency, transience, narrative structure, and system metabolism. B’s investigations have spawned music projects, objects of generative design, and forays into speculative finance, video, and visual art. They were born in the mid-1990s in Fayetteville, NC.
Rapid Response Project
For Rapid Response Phase I, B Covington Sam-Sumana researched the creation of a new type of award process that does not rely upon the surveillance and visibility of its recipients typical of many capital awards. The New Millennium Almanac 2020 Micro-Prize is a micro-grant program initiated by the artist as an alternative to pre-existing models. It includes a granting program, as well as a short manifesto-style treatise, originally developed while in residence at La Becque. Awardees will range from those across arts, media, sci-tech, and agriculture related inter-disciplines.