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Jemima Wyman

Deepsurface Fray Rage (Anti-Prisoner Release protest banner, Israel, August 13, 2013 (Hands), Protester at the RNC for good jobs, healthcare, affordable education, equality and peace, Florida, USA, August 27, 2012 (A’s), “We Will Not Go Back” protester, New York, USA, December 17, 2014 (Bullet holes), March against corruption, Brazil, September 7, 2011 (Finger-painted cross), Women’s March, Pittsburg, USA, January 21, 2017 (Vagina Eye), Anti-government protests, Skopje, Macedonia, May 4, 2016 (Paint bombs), Protest banner against Trump immigration policies, Los Angeles, USA, June 30, 2018 (Hands on hands), May Day protester medics, Seattle, USA, May 9, 2012 (Taped cross)), 2018

custom sewn shelter-quarter spray-painted with original metal buttons, painted-photographs, metal armature, painted moving blankets, various painted fabric
297.18 x 399.42 x 91.44cm
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