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Jemima Wyman

Coated Shelter-quarter (Anti-government protests, Skopje, Macedonia, May 4, 2016 (Paint bombs), Protester at the RNC for good jobs, healthcare, affordable education, equality and peace, Florida, USA, August 27, 2012 (A’s) and “We Will Not Go Back” protester, New York, USA, December 17, 2014 (Bullet holes), 2018

spray-paint and paint on zeltbahn
233.68 x 175.26 x 5.08cm
About Jemima Wyman
Jemima Wyman is interested in the notion of visual resistance through camouflage, patterning and masking. The artist – a palawa woman who is a descendant of the pairrebeener people of tebrakunna and poredareme – investigates and considers camouflage, when used by marginalised groups, as a tactic and subversive political and social strategy used to gain counter-power in conflict zones. Wyman recognises the importance of opacity in a post-truth society marred by state surveillance and hyper-transparency. Not only does camouflage and masking obscure identity, but ‘communal skins’ can act as a binding agent, creating collective identities; ‘when worn, a mask may permit an individual to simultaneously transgress social boundaries while belonging to a group. In this way, identity is expressed yet anonymity is protected.’ Written by Goldsmiths CCA