« Black is literally the soul, the other part of yourself that represent real beauty, positivity, happiness and purity. White is the material, the other part of you that needs food, water, sex...That part represent negativity, depression, violation, oppression in this series. Now we need to reconsider the meaning of these two “colors”. From what history have shown, White means “Pureness ” and Black means “Darkness”.
This project is a call for all the lost souls with their color associations to reconnect with themselves, to seek purity in their “Blackness”, and reevaluate The burden of the « white goat”. Being Black will save us: knowing your history, your roots. Our subconscious has been color coded.
My ancestors have been trying to heal humanity. Today it is my duty to continue the healing process with one of the best tool of knowledge transmission : photography. »
Created in August 2017
Color Coded seeks to create a discussion around the many labels the color Black and White how they are viewed in society that comes through many forms: Race, Spirituality, Gender-Identity.
Curated by Filly Gueye