têxt-a-têt
or, Decolonize this!

A hands-on, head to head exercise in celebration of the February 2018 launch of White Gaze, a collaborative art book project by Michele Dizon, Việt Lê and Faith Wilding, published by Sming Sming Books & Objects

 

1) Locate text

a)    can be visual or written “text,” or both.

2) Excise/ exorcise text’s “original” meaning

a)    consider the text’s (implicit) political and ideological frameworks  

3) Reframe

Method A (subtraction -):
Take out text/ images until meaning is altered

Method B (addition +):
Put image/ text with another which shifts its meaning(s)
 

4) Frame

 

*Toolkit courtesy of Viêt Lê