States Of Being

The Baptism: A Visual Poem by Carl Hancock Rux - Directed by Carrie Mae Weems

"The Baptism," written by poet and artist Carl Hancock Rux and directed by artist Carrie Mae Weems, pays homage to the monumental impact of John Lewis and C.T. Vivian—two towering figures in American history.

Commissioned by Lincoln Center, this 11-minute abstract film is available for free at You can also access additional interview footage of Carl Hancock Rux, who shares insight into the profound moments that shaped his life and art.