Felisha Carenage

Drawing Breath

Textiles and works on paper exploring gendered and racialised violence in public and private space. Originally developed as Parade Créole, working …

Textiles and works on paper exploring gendered and racialised violence in public and private space. Originally developed as Parade Créole, working with feminist collectives and spaces.

Drawing Breath

Drawing Breath – Notes on Parade Créole is the documentation of an experimental dress project. Using the medium of drawing, it maps the emotional aspect of making artworks for and about compromised, precarious bodies.

"Felisha’s work is an essayistic inquiry into the possibilities of self-determination for colonized bodies through experimental clothing. For this, she analyzes the work of four women (including herself) and their constant striving to develop resistant practices in order to escape the invasive colonial gaze. At the same time, this striving repeatedly leads to the reproduction of Eurocentric ideals of both body and beauty – thus creating a field of tension which Felisha Maria works through with critical reference to Frantz Fanon and Anna Muthesius." – Annika Grabold for Cake&Cash
Flyer cover design: Káschem Büro

Distribution:

Studio Dem, Brooklyn
The Studio Shop, Trinidad & Tobago
Freiraum, Hamburg

With the support of BBK Neustart Kultur, Modul C, 2021