Auction Block

In this interactive installation of Twisted Tongues, words appear on viewers as they draw near a wooden block. The text labels and objectifies the body, making it ready for sale. 

This piece is also a rebuttal to remarks like, “I don’t see color” and “Racism doesn’t exist”. When confronted with a difficult topic, people sometimes deny its visibility. As with the projected text, someone can walk away and make it invisible. But, it still exists.

Projector, wooden block, you