Curated by C.R.E.A.M. (www.creamcollective.org)
“Visibility, in a surveillance state, is not power”. Ayesha Siddiqi
Rejecting reductive feelings of excitement about being seen, Kind of Flossy asks if auto-regulating one’s own visibility can ever be a purposeful, tenable strategy of resistance.
The aim of this exhibition is to engage with a discourse of hyper-visibility and spectacle, as well as with a politics of refusal and concealment. Ultimately, Kind of Flossy seeks to meditate upon questions of lived politics in the context of fraught psychosomatic encounters with exploitation, appropriation and erasure within visual culture.
C.R.E.A.M. has been initiated by Taylor Le Melle and Imran Perretta, and operates as a decentralized brain-trust for a closed group of artists, curators, writers, and community organisers. C.R.E.A.M. hopes to explore possibilities beyond institutional tokenism and to problematize acceptable depictions of alterity in the neoliberal imaginary.