Because of Hair; the Dichotomy of Culture and Identity
Vivian Chinasa Ezugha (UK/NIGERIA)
Thu 27 Oct 2016
Fri 28 Oct 2016
Sat 29 Oct 2016
I AM NOT HISTORICAL, I AM NOT FUTURISTIC, I AM NOT THE OLD NOR AM I THE NEW. I AM BUT AN OBJECT MADE FROM HUMAN HAIR.
My purpose is to disturb, to interrupt your contemplation and seduce your vision so that I become an image of your imagination. Performance is an embodiment of all that I am and all that I am yet to be.
Vivian’s work deals with culture and identity in an ambiguous but sometimes literal way. Using performance Vivian tries to re-imagine her history by using the political discourses attached to the black female body as a way of challenging the ideologies set by the West. Vivian is an interdisciplinary artist and her practice is performance and dance led.