Mother Tongue, Mother Master  by Phoebe Collings-James. Photography by Tom Bowditch. Courtesy the artist and Arcadia Missa

Mother Tongue, Mother Master by Phoebe Collings-James. Photography by Tom Bowditch. Courtesy the artist and Arcadia Missa

Phoebe Collings-James on Strength, Shame and Precarity

AnOther Magazine Online | May 2018

Originally from London and now living in Brooklyn, Phoebe Collings-James is a British-Jamaican artist who describes her practice as “intentionally messy and sprawling”. Deftly moving between drawing, video, sculpture, text and sound, she questions the relations between subject and object in a process of “symbolic layering” which aims to explore post-colonial anxieties and the problems posed by traditional Western aesthetics.

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