The Left Scapula SS16 Menswear Presentation
The Left Scapula collection seeks to explore the past, present and future forensic anthropologies of the Black Diaspora through dialoguing with The Bell Method, an efficient and accurate scapular methodology used to estimate the sex and thus the biological profile of the deceased. More specifically, the collection is interested in imagining how such methodologies can be utilized to:
–examine the gap between estimated and biological sex created by the methodologies’ margins and measures of scientific error, and conjecture at how these precarious spaces might flex and flow in the future, to in addition accurately represent different Afro-political narratives (ex. #BlackTransLivesMatter);
–investigate potential impacts of institutionalized oppressions on the skeletal physiologies of racialized populations, particularly as it applies to the scapula, pelvis and other forensic and archaeological biological profile markers;
–metaphorically re-animate the degraded osteological collections of The Middle Passage, in order, to at least theoretically, construct a collective biological profile of this oceanic grave.
Ultimately, this study of the optimistic sovereignty of scientific methodology as it engages with Afro-temporal circuity, will look to the banal aesthetics of the skeleton, the spreadsheet, and the scale for its aesthetic character.