The Ain't Gots
During the trial of George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, there was much talk surrounding the hoodie. The hoodie is an interesting article of clothing. Depending on who is wearing it and in what context changes our perception. In this piece we have a group of five wheat-pasted figures hunched and crowded together around a hovering assemblage figure. These figures are draped with hoodies, until their bodies are literary buckling under the weight of this signifier, which conceals their identity and distorts their form. All this allows outsiders and onlookers to rob this group of people of their humanity.