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Ricky Weaver

MFA 2018

I Am the Malcolm X of Womanist

Archival pigment prints, 2018, 24"w x 36"h

This work renders moments when black women’s cultural and spiritual practices of community and care provide breadth and substance for creating spaces of leverage. These images locate a specific vernacular of facial expression and body language that can be traced back to the Middle Passage. This vernacular disruptas the problematic ways of archiving blackness and outsmarts surveillance technologies as such. The life that these images begin to imagine exists in a reality outside the constraints of social and political constructs.

Ricky Weaver - I Am the Malcolm X of Womanist

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