The White People Problem: Experiments in The Reverse Gaze

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Kristy Boyce

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The White People Problem is a series of experimental works that seeks to engage white settlers and prompt reflection on the too often ignored issues of colonialism, inequity, and white privilege. Grounded in Boyce’s personal experiences, this work is her response to problematic conversations within her own family. Rather than bringing bar graphs to Christmas dinner, she uses a practice-led approach to create multiple pieces, that seek to reverse and subvert the white gaze. Specific technologies and methods used include photogrammetry, 3D printing, metal casting, sculpture, augmented reality, autoethnography, mouldmaking, and screenprinting.