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Cosmo Whyte
University of Michigan
Faculty Sponsor: Osman Khan

Wake The Town and Tell The People
Plywood, 12 speakers, 3 horns, 15 tweeters
8.5 x 6 x 4 ft.

Artist Statement

My work explores post-colonial identity through the lens of tourism, diaspora, globalization, and migration. By making dialectical installations of drawings, photographs, and sculptures, I explore identity as liquid and in a constant state of flux. These works pose several questions, including: How does dislocation alter identity? Can identity exist beyond the nation state? And if it can, how do post-colonial subjects understand themselves as part of a larger group beyond political, ethnic, or subcultural categories?