The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp
“Voila, from New Orleans-ah, an African Woman na...” 2017<br>
dimensions  variable, 10 x 10 x 40 ft. (3 x 3 x 12 m)
“Voila, from New Orleans-ah, an African Woman na...” 2017<br>
dimensions  variable, 10 x 10 x 40 ft. (3 x 3 x 12 m)
“Voila, from New Orleans-ah, an African Woman na...” 2017<br>
dimensions  variable, 10 x 10 x 40 ft. (3 x 3 x 12 m)
Contemporary Art Center
New Orleans, LA
18 Nov 2017 - 5 Feb 2018

Included Rina Banerjee
TITLE:
“Voila, from New Orleans-ah, an African Woman na, was the 19th century’s rescue worker, a global business goods raker, combed, tilled the land of Commerce, giving America a certain extra extra excess culture, to cultivate it, making home for aliens not registered, made business of the finer, finer, had occupations, daming thread not leisure with reason and with luster, in “peek a boo” racial disguises preoccupied in circulating commerce, entertaining white folks, pulling and punching holes in barriers, place that where was once barren, without them, white banks made of mustard and made friendly folks feel home, welcomed and married immigrants from far noted how they been also starved, fled from servitude and colonial dangers, ships like dungeons, pushing coal in termite wholes, churning fire, but always learning, folding, washing, welcomed as aliens. She wandering, hosting, raising children connected to new mobilities and most unusual these movements in Treme’. New Orleans was incubating, enmeshed embedded in this silken cocoon when she land, she’s came to be parachute mender, landed those black immigrant peddlers from Hoogali network of new comers,” 2017

MATERIALS:
Murano glass horns, Indian rake, seed beads, steel, Yoruba African Mask, oyster shell, cowrie shells, Charlotte dolls, polyester horse hair trim, Korean silks, Indian silks, vintage Kashmir shawls, French wire ferris wheel, Congo elbow bengals, colonial mirror sconces, Japanese seed glass beads, sequins, threads
dimensions variable, 10 x 10 x 40 ft. (3 x 3 x 12 m)
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