As a child, I was subjected to a lot of spaghetti Westerns and hated them. I wanted the Indians to win - or just not be so sad!
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The silhouette says a lot with very little information, but that's also what the stereotype does.
Silhouettes are reductions, and racial stereotypes are also reductions of actual human beings.
Im not really about blackness, per se, but about blackness and whiteness, and what they mean and how they interact with one another and what power is all about.
I think really the whole problem with racism and its continuing legacy in this country is that we simply love it. Who would we be without the 'struggle?'
I don't think that my work is actually effectively dealing with history. I think of my work as subsumed by history or consumed by history.
Humor's always been the problem of my work, hasn't it? When working, I feel satisfied when I surprise myself. And when I surprise myself, I wind up laughing.
The promise of any artwork is that it can hold us - viewer and maker - in a conflicted or contestable space, without real-world injury or loss.
I have no interest in making a work that doesn't elicit a feeling.
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