Products of Miscegenation
Miscegenation is defined by the dictionary as the interbreeding of people considered to be of different racial types. The Products of Miscegenation, aims to discuss the internalized fetishization contemporary United States culture has around multiracial relationships and multiracial people, while simultaneously acting as tangible skins that detail the confusion in identity of each multiracial individual. The skins are ever flowing between garment, sculpture, and installation. There can be no expectation of the skins to fulfill one need. They are always constantly fulfilling multiple at the same time. This leaves a tension between viewer and displayed, posing the question of definition. Can the viewer define the skins and bodies or can only the skins and bodies define themselves? The feeling of “otherness” is inherent and leaves each individual skin to be a spectacle for consumption but also a protective covering for any multiracial person that chooses to wear it or inhabit it.
Products of Miscegenation 2018-current
Knit yarn and woven organza