For her 1st solo exhibition in an institutional context in France titled “Cinders of the Wreck”, Dominique White pursues her depiction of the Condition as the Hydra a relentless beast, with a lot of, regenerative heads. Employing disfigured and deformed searching harpoons in area of the beast’s numerous heads, and the Ship in location of the beast’s overall body, Dominique White is questioning the regenerative powers of the Condition and its means to continually mutate as a means of preserving an oppressive technique. Recognized for giving daily life to forms which embody each a phantom–like fragility and a threatening existence, White walks the website visitors by a universe of anticipation that weaves alongside one another theories of Black Subjectivity and Afro-pessimism with the nautical myths of Black Diaspora. Ropes, weary hand-woven nets, casted iron, raffia, and cowrie shells casted and coated in a ghostly shroud of kaolin clay all get the job done alongside one another to evoke the transformative ability of waves and wreck.
“Cinders of the Wreck” is the continuity of her current exploration on a range of principles which includes what the artist defines as the Shipwreck(ed) a reflexive verb and state of currently being. Her sculptures, or beacons, prophesy the emergence of the Stateless. This exhibition is the next iteration of her study on the fantasy of Hydra, adhering to the exhibition “Hydra Decapita” at VEDA Firenze, Florence, Italy.
Commissioned and generated by Triangle – Astérides, centre d’art contemporain d’intérêt nationwide. Coproduction: Friche la Belle de Mai and Fluxus Art Jobs.
Curated by Céline Kopp.
At Triangle — Astérides, Marseille
till June 5, 2022