Say Their Names

we must transform our trauma or we will transmit it I was angry that I felt pressure to make this new artwork. I did not want it to be beautiful. I did not want to make it compelling, beauty can glamorise evil and be propaganda for consumerism. Beauty can also condone and exonerate, that is not what I wanted to do. I did not want to commodify black suffering as is so often done. I did not want my message co-opted. I did not want to play into that victim narrative. I was furious that the same Culture that warps blackness would warp this work and it’s intentions. That Culture makes black suffering entertainment, cheapens black female erotic sensuality so that it can excuse or ignore misogyno

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The Old Bank Vault Gallery 
283 Hackney Road, Hackney, London
E2 8NA

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