Dance Rites  

(Video & Installation)  2017

Looking at the body as the ultimate archive, Dance Rites probes what it means to prove cultural authenticity through the lens of a dance floor or performative space. Combining and repeating historical, ‘traditional’, pedestrian and iconic representations of popular forms of dance and sport, this work asks what is learned and what is embodied, what is permitted and what social inscriptions are imposed on the black and brown female body.

Commissioned by ACE OPEN

Video by Amrita Hepi