State of Play (2011) A photographic series on Obama’s Presidency
Moments of history, seminal moments, like noise to our senses are brought to this body, via a screen and a voice -here, this side of the Atlantic, in London, England, in this imperial ruin.
This body, daughter of the postcolonies witnesses the first black President elected in a Western country, it is unprecedented in my lifetime and our history. I created these photographs as tableaux vivants and as acts of respect. Here, this body creating these pictures recognises what has been laboured off stage. I attempt to recall and re-play different narratives of such historical moments.