Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee

Work / We've got the sun under our skin

 

We've got the sun under our skin

2018—Ongoing

We’ve got the sun under our skin is a series of photographs and texts illustrating the incremental effects that colonial literature has on the construction of modern identity. Drawing from 20th century British travelogues and ethnographic accounts in Malaya, images are created in response to the stories. Shot entirely in Britain, the photographs function as portrayals of the explorers’ experiences in the Straits Settlements—a mimicry to subvert the orientalist gaze. 

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