Aisha Tandiwe Bell
I am a Jack-of-all-trades. I am always the same, I am always different. It depends on whom I’m speaking to at the time and who is speaking about me.
Subjective, the context and content of my existence shifts infinitely.
I am interested in the trickster because she best encompasses our modern fragmented, shape-shifting, code-switching, hyphenated identities and multiple consciousness. I am intrigued by our desire to effect change living in conflict with our compulsion to consume everything. I am interested in the internal war between empathy and apathy and the stillness this causes.
Are we drowning in the surface of all things and trapped in in the prisons of our stillness? So I focus on awareness. Are we aware of ourselves? Are we aware of each other? Are we aware of this trap?