“STAND INSIDE A STOMACH WHERE ROT IS A REALITY.
YOU’RE THE QUEEN AND THE STENCH IS FOR YOU.”
“Daughter of the Cage” breaks binaries and complicates the understanding that power cannot be held from the inside. Instead, this exhibition presents power on a spectrum, represented by a gradient from black to white. These colors are not arbitrary. If power dynamics can be mapped through “grey areas,” the potential for binary inversion is always already possible from either end of the spectrum, from inside or outside of the cage.
The imagery appropriated for the production of this series is drawn from silent films created by Oscar Micheaux in the 1920s.
SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY is an internet artist using sound, video, and performance to re-stage personal narratives through materials appropriated from the web. Her work shapes the rhetorics of technology and sexuality into a tool for exposing structures of oppression. her work has been exhibited internationally in spaces like the Festspielhaus Hellerau (Dresden, DE), Lafayette Anticipation (Paris, FR), and on NTS Radio (London, UK.)