Archival pigment print
30 x 40 cm
Edition of 50 (21-50)
Originating from research around colours used in institutions to control behaviour this is a studio trial that I photographed. This find of material notebook led to other three dimensional works including linear paintings and écorchés shown at my solo exhibition at the Esker Foundation in Canada.
I chose this body of work for the online program as it came out of an initial question I had as to how people's bodies and movement were disciplined and effected by architecture and spatial design. A lot of the research related to these works kept on bringing me back to hygiene discourse - particularly in response to Tuberculosis in Europe, and their larger long-lasting effects on societies. I often look backward to understand my present and imagine a future. In our current context I can reread this body of work not as a way of understanding our now but rather gaining perspective.
- Kapwani Kiwanga