COUNTER FACE; A surface that comes into contact with another in a frictional environment.
Question without notice: What am I if I look Black but am not of African descent?
Question without notice: What does it mean if I identify with Black culture and 'look Black' but am not of African descent?
Question without notice: What if I identify with the word Brown but NOT the word Black however I do identify with Black culture?
Question without notice: If I identify with Black culture, and I look Black but am not of African descent is it possible that I can:
A) APPROPRIATE BLACK CULTURE?
B) RECEIVE LENIENCY FOR APPROPRIATING BLACK CULTURE BECAUSE I LOOK BLACK EVEN THOUGH I AM TECHNICALLY NOT BLACK?
This video work dissects cultural appropriation and stereotypes in a pedestrian environment (Grocery store) to reflect our everyday experiences as products of society & larger more visible Black disaporas'.
Artists: Angela Sullen, Ayeesha Ash, Emele Ugavule & Meklit Kibret, 2016