Close Friends (Excerpt), 2019
Close Friends is a feature on Instagram, it stands for the friends we have chosen, the ones with whom we have formed a community. Soraya Lutangu and Ramaya Tegegne meet at an intimate space, a place where they can talk about anything and everything, a place of care, protection, community, speculation, resistance, cooperation and flamboyance to fight the technologies of domination and reflect on their position as POC artists in a predominantly white cultural environment.
In this excerpt of the original 2019 work, we watch the artists gently applying argil masks onto each other's face – care as an expression of friendship, Black-feminism, ritual, generosity, renewal, and celebration of their identities. We care 4 u.
Video by Erika Nieva Da Cuhna.
Close Friends (Excerpt) is part of upcoming in-app exhibition FitArt - Female Body.ENQUIRY