The International Center of Photography
Group Show “Signal Crossings”
07/24/2018 - Rare Local Intimacy - Cinema Cobra
Using various montage functions like superimposition, fragmentation and multimedia techniques such as projection mapping, this series attempts to render visible how immigrants implicitly experience themselves through “the other”. The term Double Consciousness was repurposed by the sociologist W. E. B Dubois as a reflection on race relations. Du Bois’s Double Consciousness speculates that one’s identity – specifically that of minorities – is divided into several parts and that a true understanding of self consciousness is obscured by having to perceive oneself through the eyes of an oppressive construct such as colonialism. This complex feeling of “two-ness” is reinfor ced systemically and made unapparent by its ubiquity.