Contemporary And: You describe some of the images that you use as « colonial images. » Is this to refer to a very specific time and place, or to any images created in a world that is not quite beyond colonialism?
Frida Orupabo: When I speak of colonial images, I usually refer to photographs taken during the colonial period. Images from the 1850s and onward. These images are the main sources for my work. And they are very specific. Though this is not to say that we have moved beyond and away from stereotypical representations or objectification of non-white people. They are still present and still function as a powerful tool in the construction of narratives, knowledge, events, history, and identity formation. We are constantly confronted with images of what we are not – white fantasies with no hold in reality.