Kamal Sinclair is a producer, community arts leader, and multi-disciplinary artist. She serves as the Senior Manager of the Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Story Lab, which supports artists working at the convergence of all the creative disciplines and technology.
She is a creative collaborator and producer on the Question Bridge: Black Males transmedia art project. In 2012, she served as a Transmedia Producer at 42 Entertainment. As principal consultant for Strategic Arts Consulting, she worked with major arts institutions on funding and strategic planning for impact initiatives. Early in her career she was a cast member of the Off-Broadway hit STOMP and artistic director of Universal Arts. She graduated with her BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and her MBA from Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business.
In Search of Truth
I’m fascinated by the relationship of “point-of-view” to our understanding of truth. I’m amazed by how vehemently we hold on to our own perspective, when it’s based on something as arbitrary as the position we happen to occupy and the vantage it happens to give us in observing reality. I’m equally amazed by the power of story to transcend those limits, to see through the eyes of others and to broaden our individual perspectives.
Today’s storytellers are advancing story’s ability to uncover the dynamic, complex, and nuanced nature of truth while further liberating our minds and hearts to greater possibilities of it. They are collecting micro-stories, allowing us to embody diverse POVs and aggregating them to reveal macro-stories that no one person could have conceived. Although these forms are not new, technology has increased the scope and capacity of these projects in boundary-shattering ways. This playlist illustrates some of the ways these storytellers are leveraging new tools in an age-old search for truth.