In the colonial imagination there is a singular grand narrative, with a pale, blindfolded character at the center. This character benefits from forming alliances with those who have the most economic power while alienating all others. While some colonial norms are starting to unravel we have yet to tend to this particular knot of economics and othering at the center.
Each artist in this exhibition disrupts the grand narrative, and offers their alien, or othered, point of view. By experiencing these works together in one place we can perhaps start to see that we are all aliens at one time or another, marked as outsider as our relationship to home, history, and our bodies change over time.