RUBÉN H. BERMÚDEZ
Y TÚ, ¿POR QUÉ ERES NEGRO?
Y tú, ¿por qué eres negro? (And you, why are you black?) is an open, personal and collective archive of the construction of Blackness as a political force in Spain which can be approached in many ways. It is a dispositif to construct a history of our own but also an educational tool aimed at racialised audiences and an instrument of empowerment placing Afro- at the centre.
The narrative construction of the project starts out from a personal biographical outline with the purpose of arriving at the eminently collective need for recognition of Blackness. The methodology combines the use of fragments from a family album with images from popular Black culture and also from the hidden archive of the history of Blackness in Spain.
Rubén H. Bermúdez (Madrid, 1981)
A photographer and teacher, Bermúdez is the author of the book Y tú, por qué eres negro? and co-founder of the Afroconciencia working group.
Exhibition handout (download)