MELANIN & BLOOD DEEP
Melanin, 2018 and Blood Deep, 2018 are both informed by my experience as a young black woman artist in search of a better understanding of myself and my history. The work is created as a therapeutic means to explore the dissonant conceptions of heritage, place, religion and envisaging the decolonisation of the visual world. Melanin is a performance piece exploring the history of Black Slavery and notions of Epigenetics, finding links with depiction of the black body and historic context. Similarly, in the context of Blood Deep, 2018 I use 3D imagery to explore the concept of religion as influenced by colonisation and slavery. Suggesting that religion is was used both as a coping mechanism and oppressive force.
Alice Armfield • Eleanor Carver • Hannah Collins • Remi Frederick • Sophie Jarrett • Nemo Macharia • Martyna Madej • Iliyan Marinov • JJ Potter • Max Smith •