Artistic Project

Expandable Black Bodies

Images of race and representation have become a contemporary obsession and the body as a political site remains an object of intense elaboration and preoccupation in many societies. This project is about challenging the construction of the images that represent black female bodies as expandable. Popular media continues to propagate the myth of an artificially constructed ideal beauty through advertising and bombarding society with images representing black female bodies as over-sexed and replaceable objects. In the consumption of these images and the stereotypes that they propagate one becomes aware that unless radical interventions are made  the ways in which women are seen cannot be transformed and these representations cannot go unchallenged. The images in this project parody the images found in popular media and hopes to start the conversation of how we as black women construct and project ourselves as feminine subjects out of the past and into the future.

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