Studio Sixty Six
Black Woman #5 (Disruption) II

Black Woman #5 (Disruption) II


Mixed media, print on photo paper

18" x 24" / 45.72cm x 60.96cm

Framed with glass

Artist's Insight:
In the opening passages of the chapter “The lived experience of the black man” in Black Skin, White Masks, Fanon describes an encounter with a young white boy and his mother in a way that is visceral and raw. The moment is one in which the narrator finds himself reduced to his race and seemingly stripped of all agency and indeed of his body altogether: “My body returned to me spread-eagled, disjointed, redone, draped in mourning on this white winter's day.” “Disruption” depicts this scene and the process of racialization that can be so disruptive to the daily lives of people of colour.