HAND WASH ONLY
HAND WASH ONLY (2022) is an installation exploring the colonial gaze and its history within Zimbabwe’s socio-geographic landscape. Using archival photographs, the artist posits a strategy for re-configuring the materiality of these colonial documents through the gesture of feminized domestic work. Two rituals emerge concurrently: one of grieving and one of cleansing, opening possibilities for healing and closure in the aftermath of colonialism’s visual and material violence.
Installation view: Little Gallery | Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Polyester mesh fabric, galvanised steel tub, and vinyl film (installation). Dimensions variable.