Presence responds to the emotional impact of experiences of Women of Colour being rendered visible/invisible andpresent/absent in everyday environments. The work explores the disruption and fragmented entity of the gendered and racialised body when presence is obstructed whilst also grounding the body to the space it inhabits. The work was created through impressing my physical body and bodies of other Women Of Colour onto beds of clay, to create moulds of these momentary interactions. The moulds were later filled to create wax casts then manipulated to appear in movement. The work also contains braided fake hair which coiled and unravelled around the installation, alongside soil which speaks of movement and displacement as it travels onto the wax casts and fake hair leaving traces of its debris.
- Dimensions: 1000cm
- Contexts: Exhibition