Image: Video still, 2006



Performance-to-camera with projected labels A to Z onto expectant tummy

‘Within racialized forms of looking profound differences of history, culture and experience have often been reduced to a handful of stereotypical features, which are read as if they represent a truth of nature, somehow indelibly inscribed on the body. They are assumed to be “real” because they can be seen - difference, visible to the naked eye’ (Hall & Sealy, 2001).


Elsa James Artist

150 Lies Myths & Truths (excerpt), Camcorder video without sound, duration 18:00 mins

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