‘Through the Windrush: u feel like yam.’ is centred around cultural identification and ethnicity.
The piece intends to use ‘yam’ as a metaphor to refer to Black British history, namely the Windrush generation. The work also uses language alongside imagery in order to portray its narrative.
The yam is presented in a personified manner intending to be seen as a symbol, as well as a reflection of a group of people and a foreign object to some.
u feel like yam., Film, presented amongst 2 yam sculptures, December 2015
Yam Sculptures : materials– yam, wooden poles, sand, bucket, wooden plinth, Dimensions: Left – 80cm (height), Right –215cm (height)
Film Duration : 3:03
A powerful use of language and imagery provides an in depth analysis of cultural identification.
The piece was then later shown at the Horse Hospital, London as part of a group show, consisting of 27 other artists. Please see External Exhibitions tab for more information.