Yinka Shonibare «Space Walk» 2002.
Space Walk, 2002.
In Space Walk, a man and a woman dressed in space suits made of richly colored fabrics float in the gallery. For the fabric's design, Shonibare silk-screened text and photographs from 1970s Philly Sound record albums by bands like The Intruders, Three Degrees, The O'Jays and contemporary singer Jill Scott. The fabrics are adorned with the names of famous African Americans, such as James Brown, Billie Holiday, Barry White and David Hammons as well as famous Philadelphia sites from the days of Philly Soul.
«I hate conclusive things. I think once a piece is conclusive, it's dead. The mind should be allowed to travel and have fantasy and imagination. People's minds need to wander.» ~ Yinka Shonibare.
Dorian Gray, 2002.