Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi and Jota Mombaça Rethinking The Aesthetics Of The Colony

Courtesy of Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi and Jota Mombaça (2019)
© Courtesy of Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi and Jota Mombaça (2019)

“Then you throw your body into the darkness and only the luminosity of the Black light can illuminate this absolutely intense dive into the infinite.” – Extracted from 2021: Letter for the Preta Reader of the End of Times

Black Bodies in White Spaces

Jota Mombaça Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi

Talking Points

“How much of that colonial process is performing to whiteness? When you give people other options, they still want to function in the academy, they still want white people to understand…” – Workshop Participant
Workshop “These are the things that you’ve written down. Whether they insist on opacity or insist on disappearance or so forth… But there is a sense of analytical intervention going on there. Contrary… I mean, sorry. The opposite effect then is the… visual element of it. Where you run the pencil across, you scratch out these things. So, there’s a little bit of a tension there, when there’s… There’s an attempt to make things clear, despite the fact that these people are insisting on opacity or whatever. And there’s a practical visual outcome from your side… that erases that attempt.” – Workshop Participant

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