Tameka Norris – Video series

<p>With herself and her communities as subject, Tameka Norris uses painting, video, photography, music, performance, installation, project-based art, context art, confession, the internet and institutional critique to explore the internal drives and external influences that shape identity. As a result, her practice critiques the invisibility of blackness in cultural forms built upon the appropriation of popular and sacred black expressions and idioms.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Her series of works for Daata Editions speak to the angst and discomfort of black (in)visibility in predominately white spaces. Using W.E.B. DuBois' term “double consciousness” which defines the negotiation between how black folks see themselves and how white folks see them as a starting point, Tameka Norris comments on the running tape in one’s head that plays while real life plays itself out and often causes one to never be present and straddle multiple words leads to identity crisis.</p>