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

Installation View
Installation View

Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, RSA, 2011

The Conductress
The Conductress

Archival pigment print 88 x 60 cm

Installation View
Installation View

Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, RSA, 2011

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