Nude Me/Under the Skin: The Awakening of Black Women’s Visibility One Pantyhose at a Time, Part II at Christie’s Lates

2019

The performance suggests a rite of passing for the object that served black women well, black tights. Having now found her beauty in her own shade of nude, Enam says goodbye to an item that has protected and shielded black women from the reality of their invisibility. By winding the tights around the mirror frame she unbinds herself from the many forces that once constricted her into a form not her own. She can now emerge through the mirror confident in her skin to boldly occupy her visibility and space as her true self.

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