Glow #9

Kapwani Kiwanga
Glow #9, 2019
Labradorite stone, led light and plexiglas
Work: 180 x 60 x 30 cm

This series of sculptural works take their point of departure from colonial-era “lantern laws,” laws enacted in Boston and throughout New England in the late 1700s. These laws, first passed in New York earlier in the 1700s, required any nonwhite person to carry a lit candle after dark as a means of identifying and tracking their movement.