The Chicken Is Just Dead First is a euphemism borrowed from a series of short stories by Zalika Read Benton called Frying Plantain. The collection details the life of a first generation Canadian of Jamaican heritage. It sums up the differences between island life and living in Canada. Exploring the notion of compulsory visibility and subverting dominant ideologies, the exhibition embodies and embraces the differences and similarities between the various black experiences across the diaspora. Engaging in critical conversations around race to further ones’ own ability to break away from colonial representations.
Photography: Scott Lee
Racquel Rowe is a performance artist who explores the way history has shaped modern day depictions of Black people, culture and thus how these things affect her lived experience. Rowe is based in Waterloo, Ontario but hails from the island of Barbados where most of the inspiration is drawn for her current body of work.