"SOMATIC SATIATION" (somatic meaning bodily) mimics the phenomenon of semantic satiation whereby repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener. Here, the image of the black woman is repeated over and over again - at times overtly, other times hidden and abstracted, but always present.
In the same way repeated words will temporarily lose their meaning over time, the exhibition aims to overwhelm the viewer with representations and depictions of black womanhood until they begin to question their understandings of blackness (what constitutes blackness? Is it skin deep, or is it deeper seated in the lived experience of racialized bodies? Or is it, as Fanon suggested, only discovered upon encountering whiteness?), of womanhood, and of what lies at the intersection of both identities (who is the black woman?). This moment of questioning creates an interval- an interruption, or rather an opening - that allows for a new understanding of black womanhood; one that is intimate and expansive; intrinsic and radical.