Details:

This collage work explores those social phenomena that assist in brutality's indoctrination, as well as the use of photography in propaganda and exploitation. Notions of love, sensuality and touch are central to the artist's understanding of forms of power.
Framed: 12.4 x 17.2 in.
Signed

① Artwork:

Mistaken for the Enemy

This collage work explores those social phenomena that assist in brutality's indoctrination, as well as the use of photography in propaganda and exploitation. The artist’s photo collages and works on paper are explorations in the creation of personal topographies—combining insights gleaned from science, travel and geographic magazines and books of the past fifty years.

This composition is a part of a larger body of work, To Sleep With Terra—created in Los Angeles in 2015. The artist responded to the mass circulation of cell phone videos at that time, depicting police brutality against Black and Brown folks. It is a common viewpoint that police are trained to uphold racial constructions and oppressive systems of power.  

Woods's work explores intimacy and emotional ecosystems in their relationship to other species, as well as land and bodies of water. Notions of love, sensuality and touch are central to the artist's understanding of forms of power; for Woods, they have the possibility to heal and transform the body, mind and spirit within imperialistic regimes.

Specs:

12 inches
10 inches
with frame
17.25 inches
12.38 inches

③ Artist:

Sune Woods

Suné Woods creates video installations, photographs and collages that engage cultural and social histories. The artist’s work explores how notions of love, sensuality and touch are central to understanding how forms of power operate within imperialistic regimes. Woods’ art examines how emotional ecosystems—especially in relationship to other species, as well as land and bodies of water—have the possibility to heal and transform the body, mind and spirit.

Sune Woods:
Mistaken for the Enemy, 2015
Mixed media collage
10.0 × 12.0 inches /
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