10-13 SEPTEMBER 2020 | CARRIAGEWORKS

CAROLINE GARCIA, PRIMITIVE NOSTALGIA 2014

Primitive Nostalgia, 2014
5 minutes 29 seconds
Single channel digital video
Edition of 5
Courtesy the artist

Primitive Nostalgia explores the complexities of identity and race by interrogating the constructs and representations of cultural otherness in mainstream cinema. This work consists of a montage of dance sequences from Hollywood films, performed by various ethnic troupes, respective to the style of dance and cultural framework staged. Through appropriation, Primitive Nostalgia confronts Hollywood’s colonial gaze, as one that bears a tendency to racialise and objectify people of colour under the shade of Western hegemony.

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