Artist Name: Uzo Alexander
Title: The loss of mobility and space
Medium: Digital collage
“Where are you?”
“The loss of mobility and space” feels as if everyone is looking at the world, slowly being isolated from loved ones and from oneself, realising, concluding, experiencing a moment in time which belongs to everyone but affecting the individual soul of a person. Digital work is one of the ways, through this pandemic, in which I have come to express my work and the feeling of loss of mobility and space. This work demonstrates two moments in which I have been forced to step out of myself: isolation through society’s racism and isolation for health. Distinct phenomena but which have the same effect. Carrianne Leung’s “Racism: The other pandemic” inspired this digital work that made me reflect on who I am and where I was mentally and physically in this world versus how I feel when I look at the world.
Leung, Carrianne. “Racism: The Other Pandemic.” Racism: The Other Pandemic | University College U of T, www.uc.utoronto.ca/racism-other-pandemic.