ABAB, Arse Butt Arse Butt, the back end of historic abuse. The black woman and her arse has dominated history. Her arse is fat, her butt is big. She is the Saartje Baartman, the Nicki Minaj and the Beyonce. She moves with the wind and jiggles like jelly. She is called booty, bum, junk in the trunk but in the end, she is just an image of her absurdity.
“My work deals with culture and identity in an ambiguous but sometimes literal way. Using performance, I try to re-imagine my own history by using the political discourses attached to the black female body as a way of challenging the ideologies set by the West.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST | Vivian Chinasa Ezugha is an interdiscplinary performance based artist, born in Nigeria, Enugu state in 1991. She graduated from Aberystwyth University, School of Art with a BA in fine art in 2014. Vivian performs internationally, receives awards and residency invites for her work: Panoply Lab, NY; Buzzcut Performance Art Festival; Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival, Chicago; Hemi Global Crossings Convergence at the University of Texas; The Gallery Songs For Presidents, NY. Last week Vivian was in resident at Interval Essen in Cologne. She is also the founder of Wymondham Live Art Festival, currently seeking crowd funding support http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/live-art-in-wymondham for its launch in August 2016.