THE BLACKNESS SERIES
Online digital works
"The great thing is that she [Tina M. Campt] makes an observation that the work of so many Black artists today begins from presumption --- that if you want to see the work and understand the work, you have to share their perspective. And I think this is one of the things that certainly I see in The Black Interior, in The Blackness Series --- listening to you describe exactly that process of whoever you are, having to adjust to a position essentially to see what you already see" Ekow Eshun, Culture writer and curator
An ongoing series of digital text works from 2016, documenting personal lived experiences 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 in our fractured society and becomes fully legible to read 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.
Work No. 17: Tell it as it is Sis: Solidarity with Dawn Butler MP, 2021
Work No. 16: On Blackness intersecting with White Essex, 2021
Work No. 15: You think we can't see thought this bullshit? 2021
Work No. 14: Tony Sewell's Race Report, 2021
Work No. 13: The Gatekeepers’ Reminder, 2020
Work No. 12: Self Care; As Meshell Ndegeocello Succinctly Put It, 2020
Work No. 11: Rest in Power George Floyd, 2020
Work No. 10: Gatekeepers, take note, 2020
Work No. 9: The Story of the Windrush Scandal, 2020
Work No. 8: Ode to Vanessa Nakate, 2020
Work No. 7: Policy note to Essex, 2020
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
Work No. 5: Untitled, 2019
Work No. 4: Hey, we're over here!, 2018
Work No. 3: Yawn! #ffs, 2016
Work No. 2: Untitled, 2016
Work No. 1: Take it or leave it, 2016