Art has presented itself to us in diverse ways, ways we have never fathomed, ways that ‘wow’ us and make us wonder how we overlooked the little things. Here is Ghanaian based visual artiste Serge Attukwei Clottey in “The Carbon Man” performance.
He is also known as the yellow gallon man thus the name Afrogallonism -reconstructing used yellow gallons into artistic pieces to tell the story of how an individual can deal with their own baggage of cultural biases and prejudices with anxieties of belonging when in a foreign environment –Identity!
It is crucial that we recognize and celebrate our fellow young and talented artists.
What are the psychic and/or physical barriers a subject needs to break through in order to assert themselves in a place of unfamiliar elements? What are the power relations this displacement produces?
Serge Attukwei Clottey deals with these questions in his performance “The Carbon Man”. The artist places his body in the anxious state of a subject inflicted with a crisis of identity who attempts to re-imagine what brings them close to a sense of home; and a sense of self to be able to deal with the prejudices conferred on them due to the act of migrating from one location to another.
- Photography: The Studio
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