Wayne Tate

Matriarchies (detail) "The project uses twitter as a way of writing linear narratives. Each tweet is structured to suggest time passing. As you move from one tweet to the next, you're spanning days, sometimes months, sometimes years...The story stems from Omolara, the first character we encounter in the thread, a Yoruba woman who is abducted into the transatlantic slave trade and gives birth to a young daughter while enslaved in Barbados...I am mostly interested in the histories of people of color and cultures of people impacted by colonization and how healing occurs through reimagination/rebuilding."