Saturday, January 14, 2012

Video: Tameka Norris

This gal is pretty kick-ass. It's worth going through her performance and video work from Yale.


  1. thanks for checking out this work and blogging. i appreciate your support.

  2. If Tameka Norris isn't trying to draw attention to herself then her work must be like that of Josephine Baker or Carmen Miranda whose first gained popularity by exploiting their bodies and were then exploited by French and American audiences no end.

    The distinction between survival, living and economic gains were blurred through capitalism.

    "Tamika is somebody who is going places" ... as long as she hyper sexualizes herself then she will always be a spectacle minus critical acceptance. A physical muse for a superficial audience interested in Black bodies without any signs of collective accomplishments or self-respect.

    "It does mark us. What we allow the mark of our suffering to become is in our own hands.” -bell hooks