Sunday, November 26, 2006
Your Own Soul: Ingrid Mwangi
by Ingrid Mwangi, Gislind Nabakowski, Jan Hoet
Ingrid Mwangi is an artist of Kenyan origin, living in Germany since she was fifteen. In her videos, installations, performances, and photo works, Mwangi incessantly explores her blackness as well as her biracial heritage. Her works document the journey to herself, dealing with deeply rooted patterns of behavior and attitudes that lead to social, political, and cultural stigmatization. As a self-confident -person, the young media performer explores and presents her own corporeality determined by her body, her skin, her dreadlocks, and her voice. The unmediated experience of cultural differences has allowed Mwangi to develop a special sensitivity that generates an artistic prism through which she view herself and the world.