In Leapfrog (a bit of the other) Grand Matron Army, multiple generations of women - from the pre-colonial to the afropolitan - are presented in tandem. By doing so we are reminded of complexity, legacy, and three-dimensionality. However, in the process of deconstructing these varied subjectivities, I am also motivated to interrogate how the woman’s body (specifically the non-white woman’s body) is eroticized / exoticised. To go further, as it relates to the black female body specifically, I question the myriad “caricatures” assigned to her during colonial and postcolonial times.

Installation View
Installation View

Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, RSA, 2011

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Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, RSA, 2011

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The Conductress
The Conductress

Archival pigment print 88 x 60 cm

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Installation View

Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, RSA, 2011

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