Play-White

Bianca Baldi

24.00 

Vorrätig

  • K. Verlag
  • 2021
  • ISBN 9783947858293
  • 152 pages
  • Softcover with dust jacket
  • 21 × 14 × 1.5 cm

The racist term „play-white“ comes from the apartheid era, when it connoted a black or mixed race person who lived as a white person: “So and so is a play-white.” South African artist Bianca Baldi draws from studies of biomimicry and her own family history, as well as literary precedents—such as Nella Larsen’s novel Passing (1929)—to reflect on racial passing and the instability of racial identities. Play-White alternates between layers of visualization and moments of discretion in order to explore questions of presence and evasion beyond their representation in black and white.