An interactive performance featuring combs which trigger audio clips.
This performance was created with racialization of the black female image and Eurocentric beauty standards in mind. It looks at racial identity and gender relations through the lens of black hair. The work deals with how women of colour have for decades been brought up in societies which have a lack of representation of black as beautiful. The work explores how beauty is dominated by the Eurocentric standards and as a result, women of colour automatically don’t fit that beauty formula. A fact that transcends past beauty and vanity it becomes engrained into the perception of worth for these women.
This performance uses black hair as a tool for questioning this dominant imagery and lack of accurate representation and the impact it has on the black female image.
Sapphira Abayomi, BSc Digital Arts Computing