Evoking the Mulatto

EtM Portraits

2012 – ongoing.

Evoking the Mulatto is a multiplatform narrative and visual art project examining black mixed identity in the 21st century, within the context of the history of racial classification in the United States.

Featuring filmed interviews with young mixed artists and activists, photographic portraits, and historical mappings, this project aims to explore a relevant contemporary issue by glimpsing at its chronicle.

We are constantly fighting for the right to determine our own bodies and space. In this context, identity is two-fold – how we view ourselves and how others view us, both of which are informed by the racialized and sexualized violence of our past. Evoking the Mulatto begins with a delicate and poignant portrait of the young biracial body in contemporary society in respect to these legacies, in the hope of blossoming into a broader discussion on our humanity, the right to our own bodies and our own identities.