Visionaries_Masud Olufani Performance featuring Shala Whitehead_480p
Visionaries_Masud Olufani Performance featuring Shala Whitehead_480p
Poetics of the Disembodied Promo Still; 2016.  Shot on location at Ossabaw Island, GA.
Poetics of the Disembodied Promo Still; 2016. Shot on location at Ossabaw Island, GA.
Poetics of the Disembodied Photo still; 2016. Shot on location on Ossabaw Island, GA.
Poetics of the Disembodied Photo still; 2016. Shot on location on Ossabaw Island, GA.
Poetics of the Disembodied installation view; 2016
Poetics of the Disembodied installation view; 2016
Poetics of the Disembodied: Installation view; 2016
Poetics of the Disembodied: Installation view; 2016
Poetics of the Disembodied: MOCA GA 2016
Poetics of the Disembodied: MOCA GA 2016
Poetics of the Disembodied: installation view MOCA GA 2016
Poetics of the Disembodied: installation view MOCA GA 2016
Poetics of the Disembodied: MOCA GA 2016
Poetics of the Disembodied: MOCA GA 2016
Constellation Reconstituted 2016
Constellation Reconstituted 2016
Constellation (detail)
Constellation (detail)
Constellation (detail)
Constellation (detail)
A Snare for Ezekiel Charles; 2016.  Charcoal on wood; steel chain; animal snare, and red clay.
A Snare for Ezekiel Charles; 2016. Charcoal on wood; steel chain; animal snare, and red clay.
A Snare for Ezekiel Charles (detail); 2016. charcoal on wood.
A Snare for Ezekiel Charles (detail); 2016. charcoal on wood.
A Snare for Ezekial Charles (detail); 2016.
A Snare for Ezekial Charles (detail); 2016.
Grounded; 2016
Grounded; 2016
Grounded (detail); 2016.
Grounded (detail); 2016.
Performance Still; Blocked; 2016
Performance Still; Blocked; 2016
Shala Whitehead in Blocked at Five Points; 2016.
Shala Whitehead in Blocked at Five Points; 2016.
Listeners: Witnesses of the Trade; 2016.
Listeners: Witnesses of the Trade; 2016.
Listeners/ Witnesses of the Trade (detail); 2016.
Listeners/ Witnesses of the Trade (detail); 2016.
Listeners/Witnesses of the Trade (detail); 2016. Clam shells and cast resin ears.
Listeners/Witnesses of the Trade (detail); 2016. Clam shells and cast resin ears.
Listeners/ Witnesses of the Trade; 2016
Listeners/ Witnesses of the Trade; 2016
Writers Block; 2016. pen and ink paper; vintage typewriters.
Writers Block; 2016. pen and ink paper; vintage typewriters.
Writers Block (detail); 2016
Writers Block (detail); 2016
The Ballad of Raymond Sanders; 2015
The Ballad of Raymond Sanders; 2015
The Ballad of Raymond Sanders (detail); 2015. Pen and ink on paper
The Ballad of Raymond Sanders (detail); 2015. Pen and ink on paper
Writers Block: A Letter for Milton; 2016.
Writers Block: A Letter for Milton; 2016.
A Letter for Milton (detail); 2016. Pen and ink on paper
A Letter for Milton (detail); 2016. Pen and ink on paper
Writers Block: A Letter for Ashley; 2016.
Writers Block: A Letter for Ashley; 2016.
A Letter for Ashley (detail); 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
A Letter for Ashley (detail); 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
Writers Block: A Letter for Vivian; 2016.
Writers Block: A Letter for Vivian; 2016.
A Letter for Vivian (detail); 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
A Letter for Vivian (detail); 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
Writers Block: A Letter for Toby; 2016.
Writers Block: A Letter for Toby; 2016.
A Letter for Toby (detail); 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
A Letter for Toby (detail); 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
Freedom's Price; 2016
Freedom's Price; 2016
Freedoms Price: Poetics of the Disembodied 2016
Freedoms Price: Poetics of the Disembodied 2016
Freedom's Price (detail); 2016
Freedom's Price (detail); 2016
Freedom's Price (detail); 2016.
Freedom's Price (detail); 2016.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016.  Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel
Freedom's Price ( performance still); 2016.
Freedom's Price ( performance still); 2016.
Freedom's Price (performance still); 2016.
Freedom's Price (performance still); 2016.
Freedom's Price (performance still); 2016.
Freedom's Price (performance still); 2016.
Freedom's Price (performance still); 2016.
Freedom's Price (performance still); 2016.
Freedom's Price (performance still); 2016.
Freedom's Price (performance still); 2016.
Tight Packers: A Depleted Harvest; 2016.  Graphite on wood panel and tin; sardine cans; photo transfer and paint.
Tight Packers: A Depleted Harvest; 2016. Graphite on wood panel and tin; sardine cans; photo transfer and paint.
Tight Packers; 2016
Tight Packers; 2016
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Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest (detail); 2015-16'.  Graphite on wood panel and tin; photo transfer and paint.
Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest (detail); 2015-16'. Graphite on wood panel and tin; photo transfer and paint.
Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest; 2016. Graphite on wood panel and sardine can.
Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest; 2016. Graphite on wood panel and sardine can.
Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest (excerpt); 2016
Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest (excerpt); 2016
Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest (excerpt); 2016.
Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest (excerpt); 2016.
Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest (excerpt); 2016.
Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest (excerpt); 2016.
Poetics of the Disembodied (installation view); 2016.
Poetics of the Disembodied (installation view); 2016.
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Sentiment; 2015.  Forged steel; cast resin hands; rope, and pillow.
Sentiment; 2015. Forged steel; cast resin hands; rope, and pillow.
Root/Anchor after Gober; 2016.
Root/Anchor after Gober; 2016.
Root/Anchor After Gober (detail); 2016. Cast resin and dreadlocks.
Root/Anchor After Gober (detail); 2016. Cast resin and dreadlocks.
Root/Anchor After Gober (detail); 2016. Forged steel and dreadlocks
Root/Anchor After Gober (detail); 2016. Forged steel and dreadlocks
Root/Anchor after Gober (detail); 2016.  Forged steel and dreadlocks
Root/Anchor after Gober (detail); 2016. Forged steel and dreadlocks
Imprint: Past as Prologue; SCAD Museum of Art
Imprint: Past as Prologue; SCAD Museum of Art
Imprint: Past a Prologue; installation still courtesy of the SCAD Museum of Art; 2016.
Imprint: Past a Prologue; installation still courtesy of the SCAD Museum of Art; 2016.
To Gut; 2012. Image courtesy of SCAD Museum of Art
To Gut; 2012. Image courtesy of SCAD Museum of Art
To Gut (side view); 2012.
To Gut (side view); 2012.
Imprint: Past as Prologue installation view; 2016. Courtesy of the SCAD Museum of Art
Imprint: Past as Prologue installation view; 2016. Courtesy of the SCAD Museum of Art
Chorus of Memory; 2015-16'
Chorus of Memory; 2015-16'
Chorus of Memory
Chorus of Memory
Street People; 2015-16'. Image courtesy of SCAD Museum of Art; 2016.
Street People; 2015-16'. Image courtesy of SCAD Museum of Art; 2016.
Yankee; 2016. Pen and ink on paper
Yankee; 2016. Pen and ink on paper
Street People; 2016.  Pen and ink on paper.
Street People; 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
Man who Chills; 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
Man who Chills; 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
Man Who Offers Peace; 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
Man Who Offers Peace; 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
Days of Future Past; 2015
Days of Future Past; 2015
He Opens; 2015.
He Opens; 2015.
Note to Self; 2015.
Note to Self; 2015.
Note to Self (detail); 2015.
Note to Self (detail); 2015.
To Cut; 2012. Carved basswood; woven dreadlocks; paint, and shears.
To Cut; 2012. Carved basswood; woven dreadlocks; paint, and shears.
To Cut (detail)
To Cut (detail)
The Weight of Memory: Object for Anastacia Escrava; 2012
The Weight of Memory: Object for Anastacia Escrava; 2012
The Weight of Memory: Object for Anstacia Escrava (detail); 2012.
The Weight of Memory: Object for Anstacia Escrava (detail); 2012.
Requiem for One of Many; 2010.
Requiem for One of Many; 2010.
MFA thesis exhibition: Mason Murer Fine Art, 2012.
MFA thesis exhibition: Mason Murer Fine Art, 2012.
Root Memory; 2012
Root Memory; 2012
To Bear Witness; 2011.
To Bear Witness; 2011.
To Bear Witness (detail); 2011.
To Bear Witness (detail); 2011.
Children of the Windy City; 2015.
Children of the Windy City; 2015.
For Elias & Sarah, 2010.
For Elias & Sarah, 2010.
Baggage; 2010
Baggage; 2010
Visionaries_Masud Olufani Performance featuring Shala Whitehead_480pThis performance was produced for the Savannah College of Art and Design to celebrate the city of Savannah's historic sit-in movement. Art direction and installation produced by Masud Olufani in conjunction with SCAD.  The portrait images are of Ernest Robinson; Carolyn Quillion, and Joan Tyson--the first students to be jailed at the protest at Levy's Department store in 1960.
Poetics of the Disembodied Promo Still; 2016.  Shot on location at Ossabaw Island, GA.
Poetics of the Disembodied Promo Still; 2016. Shot on location at Ossabaw Island, GA.Collaboration with Davion Alston
Poetics of the Disembodied Photo still; 2016. Shot on location on Ossabaw Island, GA.
Poetics of the Disembodied Photo still; 2016. Shot on location on Ossabaw Island, GA. Collaboration with Davion Alston
Poetics of the Disembodied installation view; 2016
Poetics of the Disembodied installation view; 2016
Poetics of the Disembodied: Installation view; 2016
Poetics of the Disembodied: Installation view; 2016
Poetics of the Disembodied: MOCA GA 2016
Poetics of the Disembodied: MOCA GA 2016
Poetics of the Disembodied: installation view MOCA GA 2016
Poetics of the Disembodied: installation view MOCA GA 2016
Poetics of the Disembodied: MOCA GA 2016
Poetics of the Disembodied: MOCA GA 2016
Constellation Reconstituted 2016
Constellation Reconstituted 2016carved bass wood; resin; copper; cotton; red clay; hair; clothe; paint; stain; wax
Constellation (detail)
Constellation (detail)
Constellation (detail)
Constellation (detail)
A Snare for Ezekiel Charles; 2016.  Charcoal on wood; steel chain; animal snare, and red clay.
A Snare for Ezekiel Charles; 2016. Charcoal on wood; steel chain; animal snare, and red clay. charcoal on carved wood, chain; snare; red clay
A Snare for Ezekiel Charles (detail); 2016. charcoal on wood.
A Snare for Ezekiel Charles (detail); 2016. charcoal on wood.
A Snare for Ezekial Charles (detail); 2016.
A Snare for Ezekial Charles (detail); 2016.
Grounded; 2016
Grounded; 2016Carved bass wood; tar; cotton sack; cotton, and paint.
Grounded (detail); 2016.
Grounded (detail); 2016.
Performance Still; Blocked; 2016
Performance Still; Blocked; 2016Featuring soloist Shala Whitehead; wooden block; video montage by Kristan Wolford
Shala Whitehead in Blocked at Five Points; 2016.This multi media performance was created to memorialize the slave market which once stood on the grounds of Five Points MARTA station in downtown Atlanta. The time lapse video of the station as it exists today is haunted by the ghostly registry of a photograph of the slave market which once occupied the space.
Listeners: Witnesses of the Trade; 2016.
Listeners: Witnesses of the Trade; 2016.time lapse video; sea shells; resin; sand 
Listeners/ Witnesses of the Trade (detail); 2016.
Listeners/ Witnesses of the Trade (detail); 2016.
Listeners/Witnesses of the Trade (detail); 2016. Clam shells and cast resin ears.
Listeners/Witnesses of the Trade (detail); 2016. Clam shells and cast resin ears.
Listeners/ Witnesses of the Trade; 2016cast resin; clam shells; sand; video, and audio file.  This multi media work was created in response to a trip to Sapelo and Ossabaw islands. The disembodied ears embedded within the clam shells references those lost to the sea during the Middle Passage; they are witnesses--spiritual repositories of meaning and memory.  The Islamic chant heard over the sound of the encroaching seashore references the thousands of Muslim slaves--roughly 1/3 of all slaves taken--who were forcibly removed from the African continent.
Writers Block; 2016. pen and ink paper; vintage typewriters.
Writers Block; 2016. pen and ink paper; vintage typewriters.ink on paper: vintage typewriters and wood shelving
Writers Block (detail); 2016
Writers Block (detail); 2016
The Ballad of Raymond Sanders; 2015
The Ballad of Raymond Sanders; 2015Ink on paper, typew
The Ballad of Raymond Sanders (detail); 2015. Pen and ink on paper
The Ballad of Raymond Sanders (detail); 2015. Pen and ink on paper
Writers Block: A Letter for Milton; 2016.
Writers Block: A Letter for Milton; 2016.
A Letter for Milton (detail); 2016. Pen and ink on paper
A Letter for Milton (detail); 2016. Pen and ink on paper
Writers Block: A Letter for Ashley; 2016.
Writers Block: A Letter for Ashley; 2016.pen and ink on paper; vintage typewriter
A Letter for Ashley (detail); 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
A Letter for Ashley (detail); 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
Writers Block: A Letter for Vivian; 2016.
Writers Block: A Letter for Vivian; 2016.
A Letter for Vivian (detail); 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
A Letter for Vivian (detail); 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
Writers Block: A Letter for Toby; 2016.
Writers Block: A Letter for Toby; 2016.
A Letter for Toby (detail); 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
A Letter for Toby (detail); 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
Freedom's Price; 2016
Freedom's Price; 2016silkscreen on wood panel; resin; steel; stones; fountains; segregation sign
Freedoms Price: Poetics of the Disembodied 2016
Freedoms Price: Poetics of the Disembodied 2016steel; resin; wood; stones; sling shots; photo transfer on wood panel
Freedom's Price (detail); 2016
Freedom's Price (detail); 2016
Freedom's Price (detail); 2016.
Freedom's Price (detail); 2016.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.Mugshot image of a Mississippi freedom rider.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.Mugshot image of a Mississippi freedom rider.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016.  Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.Mugshot image of Mississippi freedom rider.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.Mugshot image of Mississippi freedom rider.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.Mugshot image of Mississippi freedom rider.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel.Mugshot image of Mississippi freedom rider.
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panel
Freedom's Price (excerpt); 2016. Silkscreen and resin on wood panelMugshot image of a Mississippi freedom rider
Freedom's Price ( performance still); 2016.
Freedom's Price ( performance still); 2016.
Freedom's Price (performance still); 2016.
Freedom's Price (performance still); 2016.
Freedom's Price (performance still); 2016.
Freedom's Price (performance still); 2016.
Freedom's Price (performance still); 2016.
Freedom's Price (performance still); 2016.
Freedom's Price (performance still); 2016.
Freedom's Price (performance still); 2016.
Tight Packers: A Depleted Harvest; 2016.  Graphite on wood panel and tin; sardine cans; photo transfer and paint.
Tight Packers: A Depleted Harvest; 2016. Graphite on wood panel and tin; sardine cans; photo transfer and paint.
Tight Packers; 2016
Tight Packers; 2016graphite on wood panel; sardine cans; photo transfer; paint
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Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest (detail); 2015-16'.  Graphite on wood panel and tin; photo transfer and paint.
Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest (detail); 2015-16'. Graphite on wood panel and tin; photo transfer and paint.
Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest; 2016. Graphite on wood panel and sardine can.
Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest; 2016. Graphite on wood panel and sardine can.
Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest (excerpt); 2016
Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest (excerpt); 2016
Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest (excerpt); 2016.
Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest (excerpt); 2016.
Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest (excerpt); 2016.
Tight Packers A Depleted Harvest (excerpt); 2016.
Poetics of the Disembodied (installation view); 2016.
Poetics of the Disembodied (installation view); 2016.woven hair; resin; boat anchor
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Sentiment; 2015.  Forged steel; cast resin hands; rope, and pillow.
Sentiment; 2015. Forged steel; cast resin hands; rope, and pillow.forged steel; resin; pillow; rope; paint, and wax
Root/Anchor after Gober; 2016.
Root/Anchor after Gober; 2016.
Root/Anchor After Gober (detail); 2016. Cast resin and dreadlocks.
Root/Anchor After Gober (detail); 2016. Cast resin and dreadlocks.
Root/Anchor After Gober (detail); 2016. Forged steel and dreadlocks
Root/Anchor After Gober (detail); 2016. Forged steel and dreadlocks
Root/Anchor after Gober (detail); 2016.  Forged steel and dreadlocks
Root/Anchor after Gober (detail); 2016. Forged steel and dreadlocks
Imprint: Past as Prologue; SCAD Museum of Art
Imprint: Past as Prologue; SCAD Museum of Art
Imprint: Past a Prologue; installation still courtesy of the SCAD Museum of Art; 2016.
Imprint: Past a Prologue; installation still courtesy of the SCAD Museum of Art; 2016.
To Gut; 2012. Image courtesy of SCAD Museum of Art
To Gut; 2012. Image courtesy of SCAD Museum of ArtWood; silkscreen on wood; steel; saw, and saw dust
To Gut (side view); 2012.
To Gut (side view); 2012.
Imprint: Past as Prologue installation view; 2016. Courtesy of the SCAD Museum of Art
Imprint: Past as Prologue installation view; 2016. Courtesy of the SCAD Museum of Art
Chorus of Memory; 2015-16'
Chorus of Memory; 2015-16'cast resin; pigment; digital audio recording; headphones
Chorus of Memory
Chorus of Memory
Street People; 2015-16'. Image courtesy of SCAD Museum of Art; 2016.
Street People; 2015-16'. Image courtesy of SCAD Museum of Art; 2016.pen and ink on paper
Yankee; 2016. Pen and ink on paper
Yankee; 2016. Pen and ink on paper
Street People; 2016.  Pen and ink on paper.
Street People; 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
Man who Chills; 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
Man who Chills; 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
Man Who Offers Peace; 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
Man Who Offers Peace; 2016. Pen and ink on paper.
Days of Future Past; 2015
Days of Future Past; 2015graphite and photo transfer on wood panel, steel chain; 16"x17"x5"The past confronts the future in this small mixed media work. The slave meets his future self--the image bisected by a space ship with a schematic rendering of the Brookes slave ship at its core.
He Opens; 2015.
He Opens; 2015.graphite on wood panel, fabric, skeleton key, hinge, paint; 9"x15"x5"
Note to Self; 2015.
Note to Self; 2015.tree branch, carved bass wood, screw, graphite on dyed paper, graphite on wood panel; 11"x21"6"
Note to Self (detail); 2015.
Note to Self (detail); 2015.
To Cut; 2012. Carved basswood; woven dreadlocks; paint, and shears.
To Cut; 2012. Carved basswood; woven dreadlocks; paint, and shears.woven dread locks, carved bass wood, wax, stain, paint, shears; dimensions are variable
To Cut (detail)
To Cut (detail)woven dreadlocks, shears
The Weight of Memory: Object for Anastacia Escrava; 2012
The Weight of Memory: Object for Anastacia Escrava; 2012carved bass wood, forged steel, radio flyer, pillow, cotton, rust, stain, wax; 12"x40"x14"
The Weight of Memory: Object for Anstacia Escrava (detail); 2012.
The Weight of Memory: Object for Anstacia Escrava (detail); 2012.
Requiem for One of Many; 2010.
Requiem for One of Many; 2010.wood, steel, red clay, hair, cloth, cotton, rope, paint, tobacco, silk screen on wood panel, ladder; 48"x94"x6"
MFA thesis exhibition: Mason Murer Fine Art, 2012.
MFA thesis exhibition: Mason Murer Fine Art, 2012.
Root Memory; 2012
Root Memory; 2012cast bronze and hair.
To Bear Witness; 2011.
To Bear Witness; 2011. wood, forged steel, resin, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, bible, stain, paint; dimensions are variable.This work was created with the idea of crafting an amplifying device for a small child. The witness stand is scaled to the average height of a seven year old child. The choice to paint the megaphone red was in response to common color schemes of children's toys. The feet are cast in resin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar--as the nursery rhyme indicates that children are made of "sugar and spice and everything nice." 
To Bear Witness (detail); 2011.
To Bear Witness (detail); 2011.
Children of the Windy City; 2015.
Children of the Windy City; 2015.Conte crayon, charcoal and graphite on wood panel, shelves, gun, box; dimensions are variable.  The portraits are drawn from photographs of children murdered on the streets of Chicago.
For Elias & Sarah, 2010.
For Elias & Sarah, 2010.Forged steel; wood; cloth; rust; silkscreen on fabric; dye; cotton; tobacco; coffee grounds; each figure is approximately 72" tall.
Baggage; 2010
Baggage; 2010horn, suitcase, silk screen on fabric; 26"x48"5"
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