Ernestine & me
10min video / multimedia installation includes three 10ftx7ft vinyl banners and objects from the family home
2012

In Ernestine and me (2012) my alter-ego ‘Whitey’ presents herself as a cultural object to a range of contemporary Jamaicans, exposing their varied reactions to this forced encounter. This experimental video offers a double take on contemporary Jamaican life for a returning white female of part- Jamaican origin; with no living Jamaican relatives remaining, and very little information about my Jamaican heritage. Ernestine was my black great-grandmother, which I only discovered two years ago in a family photograph found at my late grandfather’s house upon my return to the island.

ernestine and me video still 2012

ernestine and me video still 2012

ernestine and me video still 2012

National Biennial 2012 vinyl banners and installation views, National Gallery of Jamaica

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