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Cydne Jasmin Coleby

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Cydne Jasmin Coleby

All

Black

Women

are

Queens”.

my work

 

There is a severe exploitation of unseen labour in Black women the world over. In a time where we are contending with severe patriarchy, Coleby gives us a moment to consider the matriarchs of our family lines.  

my process

 

Queen Mudda

is a joyous and almost ancestral practice in honouring the love and labour of Black women, of herself.

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Queen Mudda is a celebration of the women and girls in our families – those who have the broadest shoulders and are the backbones of our family lines. Using her family archives and storytelling, we are offered up a moment to consider the ways in which all mothers may be considered queens in their own right. With nods to Rococo, but also to the hyper-embellishment of the Caribbean and African diaspora, we are at once given the frills and ruffles of the Baroque period, alongside the vibrating patterns of African wax print fabric, Junkanoo, and Carnival. 

Performance is the undercurrent of this work: the performance of womanhood, of respectability, of being. In a world where being is appearing. 

Coleby offers the matriarchs of her family line the opportunity to appear as elevated as the care they give. 

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