Critical Writing Index

Glitch and: Figure: representation and refusal in the videos of Buseje Bailey and Ariella Tai

by Yaniya Lee

V tape, 2020

Yaniya Lee's programming-related essay Glitch and Figure is a VTape publication and a continuation of Lee's research into Black film and video practices.

The essay discusses the importance of BIPOC vision and the unwillingness of white communities to participate in dialogues regarding race and queerness. Lee outlines the struggle of Black artists in their pursuit of the arts through white-owned institutions and organizations that refuse to speak their language.

Through the work of Buseje Bailey and ariella tai, Lee follows how mainstream whiteness affects beauty standards, voices, artistic practice, and the way we view gender and sexuality through glitch aesthetics.

ITEM 2020.010 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Women of Strength, Women of BeautyBeatrice Bailey

BloodBuséje Bailey

Celie and ShugBuséje Bailey

Closing the LoopAriella Tai

bessie and lucilleAria Dean

Episode 1: For Black People (While White People are There Too) w/ ariella tai, Part 1Ariella Tai

who all gon be there? (wagbt?) podcastNat Turner

Set It OffNat Turner

Your Sorry AssAriella Tai

Waiting to ExhaleAriella Tai

Forest Whitaker