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I began using weed baggies back in 2018 as a way of displaying and performing my work. Mostly used within Batons, 2018, the exploration started as a direct response to my experience of racialised stereotype threat, particularly the assumption of my engagement in criminal activity (drug dealing).
As a child being asked the “do you sell weed” question, I learned that a feeling of unanswerable frustration would run through me for many years; and that seeing through my double-conscious perspective would highlight both my visibility and invisibility within white spaces.
I hope to exercise this frustration out of my system one day.
You always thought this was me
Various images used with drug baggies
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