Black Ballet
Black Ballet

I have been working on my first installation and it has to do with race. Mainly, that racism is taught and learned by children. I do not believe the human race is inherently racist.

This made me re-examine everyday objects that imply white supremacy. I looked at “flesh” colours and found a number of items that simply do not allow for any other skin colour than peach. These were: plasters (Band-Aids), “flesh” tint paints, tights, make-up, body suits, crayons etc. While I was musing over this a relevant article in the Guardian came out.

Pictured below is Cira Robinson from Black Ballet:

Cira Robinson from Black Ballet. Where did she get those shoes!?

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© Kyla Harris 2017.

Kyla Harris’s recent body of work stems from numerous NHS appointments and her experience of restricted mobility. Her installations and sculptures are of surrealistic domestic objects made from primarily used or expired medical supplies. Notions of dis/comfort, sustainability and the home are left as remnants of subverted interiors for the viewer to experience. Because of Harris's disability, much of her sculpture is collaborative. She has carers or personal assistants that construct and assist in the making of her work.

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