“Tennis Whites” reframes viewers in the context of racial profiling, via micro-video cameras and monitors housed in hooded sweatshirts. Live video prompts viewer interaction, elevates the viewer’s role while empowering the profiling ‘target’ (white hoodie). The arrangement and arm positions of the light-to-dark hoodies are correlated to the probability of racial profiling. Endowed with 10 arms and 11 micro- video cameras/ monitors, “Tennis Whites” implies strikingly different responses to an implied ‘Hands up!’ Police order, from the blasé‘who me?’(white hoodie) to hands-raised-high response (black hoodie). The title reflects the theory that humans tend to think they are free of bias, despite evidence of implicit bias. References include images of Shiva, Jesus, Buddha, fitness videos.
Payments processed by Paypal
Please note: You are now exiting the WPA website. All artwork is for sale by artists and is not a transaction through Washington Project for the Arts. WPA is not responsible for any representations or agreements made in communications between the artist and potential purchasers, and is released from any damage to the artist, potential purchaser, or artwork arising from or relating to communications between the artist and other users of the ArtFile.
Online program. Sales will be made directly between the artist and the purchaser of the artwork regardless of the method of sale (i.e., Paypal, cash, check, etc.). WPA is not responsible for any aspect of the sale of artwork though the ArtFile Online program.