My personal artistic practice is currently focused around stereotyping and ‘othering’ in contemporary society. Growing up in post-apartheid South Africa, I am very interested in the politics of representation involved in working with subjects historically ‘othered’, and the way that this ties into ideas of race.
In relation to this, with my practice, I hope to investigate the way that African bodies and styles are fetishized by the western media.
This process is often based on appearance and the visual codes that we employ when grouping and identifying people. I aim to interrogate the idea of the 'Other' through my work and investigate the way that people in societies exoticise and separate people according to this.