GHANA MUST GO
The bags are frequently named after the most common immigrant demographic in an area. They are colloquially dubbed things like: ‘Ghana Must Go’ bags in Nigeria, ‘Türken Koffer’ or ‘Polen Tasche’in Germany, ‘Guyanese Samsonite’ in the Caribbean, ‘Bangladeshi Bag’ in the UK, and ‘Shangaan or Zimbabwe Bag’ in South Africa.''
Cheap, unfamous bag made pricey and trendy-Louis Vuitton $300
Balenciaga - $2,525
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Celine - $ $ $?
Identity is the conception, qualities, beliefs, and expressions that make a person (self-identity) or group. Identity may be distinguished from identification; identity is a label, whereas identification refers to the classifying act itself. Identity is thus best construed as being both relational and contextual, while the act of identification is best viewed as inherently processual.That process can be creative or destructive.
A psychological identity relates to self-image (one's mental model of oneself), self-esteem, and individuality. Consequently, Weinreich gives the definition"A person's identity is defined as the totality of one's self-construal, in which how one construes oneself in the present expresses the continuity between how one construes oneself as one was in the past and how one construes oneself as one aspires to be in the future"
Identity:How do you define yourself?
Who am I?
Where I belong?
Does it even matter?
FACTS: I AM FEMALE, YOUNG, KAROLINA, KAROLINE, WHITE, HUMAN, STRAIGHT, POLISH, ATHEIST, CSM STUDENT, DAUGHTER, HALF-SISTER, GIRLFRIEND, COMMUTER, COSTUMER, FRIEND, COLLEAGUE, EMPLOYEE, BARISTA, TATE STAFF, SUBSCRIBER, FOLLOWER, USER, FLATMATE, TENANT, LONDONER, ARTIST, SINGLE PARENT CHILD, INDEPENDENT FINANCIALLY, MIGRANT, SE23 RESIDENT
IMPORTANT TO ME
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Practitioner: Dan Halter
My artistic practice is informed by my position as a Zimbabwean currently living in South Africa. My work deals with my sense of dislocated national identity, human migration and the dark humour of present realities in Southern Africa. This is largely a backlash due to a history of oppression that continues to manifest today.