Like Gold Dust (2019)

Kempadoo, R. 2019. Like Gold Dust (2019). San Antonio, Texas, USA 21 Mar - 20 May 2019

CreatorsKempadoo, R.
Description

Like Gold Dust takes its starting point as fictional women narratives inspired from the histories and memories of Texans and Guyanese to explore and trace the relationship between landscapes, environments and present day communities. I am interested in exploring different ‘origin’ stories for women of colour in order to conceive of a different present and future.

Two women of colour as fictional characters whose lives are interlinked by commonalties of poverty, social exclusion, hardship and activism. They have special relationships to the terrain and landscape, as campaigners concerned with large-scale and offshore extraction by multinationals and in particular oil, gas and gold in Guyana. The artwork combines archive materials and contemporary audio visual and photography including: archive photographs, historical writings, of well known women figures, mythologies and folklore.

Files
FunderArtpace, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Web address (URL)https://artpace.org/works/iair/iair_spring_2019/like-gold-dust
Image creditRoshini Kempadoo: Like Gold Dust
Media typeImage
RightsRoshini Kempadoo

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