Artist: Sonia E. Barrett
Medium: Maps: London, America, the Caribbean
Dimensions: 25 5/8 x 15 3/4 in / 65 x 40 cm
Born in the UK of Jamaican and German parentage, Sonia E Barrett grew up in Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, Cyprus and the UK. Her work unpacks the boundaries between the determined and the determining with a focus on race and gender. Her sculptural practice includes place-making with a view to assembling communities under the threat of climate change to (re-)claim space. Dreading the Map is made with surplus maps from areas of triangular trade by a map-lective of Black and Brown women using Black hair techniques.