© Ingrid Nelson 2018.
A.S.H.N.W. Installation · Publication · Curation
The Anthropometric Study of a Haitian Negro Woman reflects on the legacy of anthropometry, which was used in the past to dehumanized bodies of color. Blackness, in particular, has been systematically constructed and backed with science and biology. When asked to create a anthropometric measurement out of my own proportion, I wanted to highlight that history. I created a tool that measures the part of my body that are overfetishized (mouth, nose, butt, breast, skin). The tool was later translated into an installation piece.