At the Portland Building Installation Space: Elijah Hasan’s “12 Degrees Black”

RACC is pleased to present an installation by artist and award winning film maker Elijah Hasan at the Portland Building. Using Portland as his stage and backdrop Hasan’s work skillfully and poetically explores themes of race, place, and social consciousness. 12 Degrees Black, which runs from July 10 to August 4th, combines a set of the artist’s stunning films with a suite of related still images.

Hasan’s films, all written and directed by the artist, are united by his ability to reframe and freshen critical conversations about social justice, history, and social consciousness. The delicate, non-verbal sound tracks (written and performed by Hasan) that accompany the visuals complement content that is at turns comedic, dramatic, powerful and poignant.

The Portland Building is located at 1120 SW 5th Avenue and is open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. The Installation Space can be found on the first floor directly adjacent to the building lobby. For more information on the Installation Space series go to