February 18, 2013
vISUALS by Ng'endo Mukii "Yellow Fever"
"I am interested in the concept of skin and race, and what they imply; in the ideas and theories sown into our flesh that change with the arc of time. The idea of beauty has become globalized creating homogeneous aspirations, and distorting people’s self-image across the planet. In my film, I focus on African women’s self-image, through memories and interviews; using mixed media to describe this almost schizophrenic self-visualization that I and many others have grown up with." -Ng'endo Mukii
Artist Ng'endo Mukii tackles the subject of beauty standards among women in the black community. This video is only 1:19 sec but the beautiful imagery is upright captivating and if you're aren't familiarized with the way these standards are projected within the black community, this video really brings you there.