Le’ Andra LeSeur | brown, carmine, and blue

Time-Based. Vote Code: 67832

Through visual media, installation, and performance, I will re-imagine physical and digital articles to make sense of current ideologies and the ways in which these ideologies frame marginalized identities within the media. brown, carmine, and blue is a reflection of my undying quest to break down power constructs that have continuously ostracized the very things that I identify with: blackness, queerness, and my femininity. I am concerned with the spectacle that has ensued as a reaction to black joy and black trauma, simultaneously, and how this has further created generalizations of what blackness truly is. Through engaging social commentary, my hope is to reclaim and dismantle stereotypes surrounding black identity through the reworking of conventional art forms and mundane objects – ultimately reshaping the context of spaces where the lives of the oppressed are silenced and celebrated in the same breath.