Masked Identity In Color / Colored Identity In Mask

Performance – 2020
11 min 15 sec

A virus, that in itself does not discriminate, could not break the barrier of inequality.

The depths of systemic racial discrimination ensured, without anyone having to move a finger that the suffering spreads more in the populations that have been traditionally discriminated against.

The RGB (Red, Green, Blue) color spectrum which gives color to the virtual world on our digital devices, is used here as a reference to all the people in the world, who have been confined into a primary identity that spells ‘color’.

A mask is usually associated with anonymity. Yet, it is unable to hide the existing prejudices and equalize the people even in an assumed anonymity. Here it represents the ironic futility of attempting equality through anonymity, in a world where skin color continues to define identities.

This Performance Video is a testimony to the false fears that are generated by a systemic machinery to continue to fuel identity politics.

Awards and Exhibitions:
Short listed (among 39 works) out of the 684 submitted to the Corona Call.
Corona Call Exhibition in Locarno –  Via della Gallinazza 10 und Piazzetta dei’ Capitani 3, 6600 Locarno 31 Sept – 22 Aug, 2021. Curated by: Christoph Doswald.
Corona Call Exhibition in Basel – Projektraum M54. 4 – 19 Sept, 2021. Curated by: Chantal Molleur.