Performing Blackness (2011)

How do we eliminate the stereotype so that only the human remains?
— Lion Robyn Nyariri
  • A3 editions of 5
  • Digital prints on photographic paper
  • mounted on board

Performing Blackness challenges stereotypical responses to race, referencing Blackface - a theatre form used to portray black characters in American theatre productions before the civil rights movement.

Adopting a performative strategy, Nyariri investigates the origins and consequences of such judgements within the context of social history and personal experiences.