I’m not racist, I don’t like anyone is a series of tablets which reflect on the period leading up to and the end of Apartheid in South Africa. This depiction is a combination of memories, news clippings, family photos and found imagery ranging from soldiers to protestors, historical sights, fauna and flora and advertising. I aim to form a view of contemporary colonialism shaped by the past, and how it is connected to structures of power, nationalism, pride and masculinity, and through this I aim to investigate how, with no acknowledgement of the violent past that preceded it, the white community expressed anger, fragility and anxiety generated by the loss of power during the change of government in South Africa. The series investigates this period of quiescent behaviour of the white community, who benefitted from the government-led degradation and dehumanisation of the black majority.
Apartheid, it just aint right
plaster, acrylic, etching, image transfer, varnish