I AM (NOT) MYSELF: WEST AFRICAN MASQUERADE TRADITION AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SELF //

I AM (NOT) MYSELF: WEST AFRICAN MASQUERADE TRADITION AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SELF //

NA CHAINKUA REINDORF

Reindorf's immersive installation project, Reveal||Conceal, introduces a less familiar art of the West African masquerade and functions as a contemporary strategy to undermine the unobstructed male gaze, while attempting to redistribute power structures that surround body ownership and policing. This project combines themes of feminism, cultural exploration, the public/private and the mystification of the observed body.

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