The first in a rhythmic trilogy of sculptured utterances, generation to generation (2019) acknowledges ancestral African women’s strategic radical overtures toward autonomy and cultural sovereignty, and endeavors to accommodate multi-generational discourse through indigenous loom-woven cloth as conduit for messages of remembrance. In communion with Wolof women coiffure artisans, synthetic hair fibers are intricately hand-twisted into minuscule roped strands classic of traditional Senegalese ceremonial hairdressing techniques and hand-loomed by Manjak master weavers into great lengths of patterned memoirs. The loomed cloths are gathered, tied, coiled, and listened to. Triumphs and tribulations bound taut. This aesthetic language of moment, place, and ritual holds space for the temporal and spiritual to coalesce. A multitude of mothered tongues entangled.
September 20, 2019 – February 7, 2020
Group Show; iran si iran (generation to generation) (2019)
Buffalo, New York, USA