Sondra Perry: Typhoon Coming On

Sondra Perry: Typhoon Coming On
Library Shelf Location 18.PERR
Publication Date 2018

Sondra Perry constructs multifaceted narratives that explore the imagining, or imaging, of blackness throughout history. Often taking her own life as a point of departure, she makes works that revolve specifically around black American experiences and the ways in which technology and identities are entangled. Her use of digital tools and platforms, such as Chroma key blue screens, 3D avatars, open source software, and footage found online, reflects critically on representation itself. Perry's investigations demonstrate that digital technology functions as an attribute of power, and another tool that reimagines the possibilities of networked collectivity. As the artist says: 'I'm interested in how blackness is a technology, changing and adapting, through the constant surveillance and oppression of black folks across the diaspora since the 1600s. Unmediated seeing isn't a thing'.

ISBN 9781908617514
Quantity 1
Pages 220
Editor Amira Gad
Format Paperback
Publishers Serpentine Gallery, London, Koenig Books
Related Artist Sondra Perry
Keywords Race (concept), Digital technology, Surveillance, Social media, Slavery
Language English

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