Artist Statement

 

My work explores the ruptured and queer existence of the black female body as both subject and object through performance, video, photography, sculpture, collage and drawing.  Creating and contesting historical and social truths, mythologies and narratives, I use bodies, places, spaces, objects, sounds and movement together in ways that harness their symbolism and embrace the complexities and vulnerabilities of human experiences. Working with my body as material, I use its malleability and symbolism to conjure new narratives that suggest blackness as a liminal site for personal and communal transformation.  I am particularly concerned with articulating gestures of the body as a fragmented language that can be used to voice narratives of fugitivity, resistance and freedom.

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