THE BLACKNESS SERIES

An ongoing series of digital text works started in 2016, documenting personal lived experience alongside broader critical social commentary. The black font on black is intentionally arduous to read, serving as a reminder about who is visible and who is invisible, becoming fully legible when light reflects and interacts with the screen.
 
Works No. 4, 5 and 7 have been made into limited-edition screenprints and acquired by the Government Art Collection. View the editions here. Work No. 13 is featured in the publication In Other Words (2020), commissioned by Metal Culture in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency.

For optimal viewing, access The Blackness Series on a desktop screen.

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Work No. 17: Tell it as it is Sis: Solidarity with Dawn Butler MP, 2021

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Work No. 16: On Blackness intersecting with White Essex, 2021

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Work No. 15: You think we can't see thought this bullshit? 2021

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Work No. 14: Tony Sewell's Race Report, 2021

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Work No. 13: The Gatekeepers’ Reminder, 2020

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Work No. 12: Self Care; As Meshell Ndegeocello Succinctly Put It, 2020

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Work No. 11: Rest in Power George Floyd, 2020

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Work No. 10: Gatekeepers, take note, 2020

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Work No. 9: The Story of the Windrush Scandal, 2020

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Work No. 8: Ode to Vanessa Nakate, 2020

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Work No. 7: Policy note to Essex, 2020

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 Work No. 6: Yes, I was actually asked this question from a white woman CEO of a Hackney-based, predominately black service user charity, 2019

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Work No. 5: Untitled, 2019

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Work No. 4: Hey, we're over here!, 2018

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Work No. 3: Yawn! #ffs, 2016

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Work No. 2: Untitled, 2016

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Work No. 1: Take it or leave it, 2016