Death for the Dead

 "I create before I die to be born again, clear of purpose and intention, my diary I scarifice for the telling and re-telling  of my soul, never again to be mentioned, except within  my songs. I sing praises to all those who have gone, I sing praises because in truth, I am no one, really. 
Afraid of death, no not I, for tomorrow I know I will be blessed to rise, again"

Diary of A Black Tree 
      
One who approaches the practice under the premise that all of the work is ostensibly,  All About Me! 

Externalized and internalized through the various environments in which eye belong. This work is my “diary”. Using my body or "other" bodies or “things” that describe or represent me. Dabbling in photographic collage, film, installation and performance art Incorporating all of my education, learning, development and  travel throughout the universe.

Driven by the black body politic centered on themes; racial identity, cultural imperialism, heritage.

Passionate for environmental activism for the body and nature are interchangeable .


I am Ebony Francis as represented by the Diary of a Black Tree       
   

WHO AM I ?​​

January 2015- Present- Exhibitions and Commissions
Exhbition                Made In arts London                                      -Installation
Exhibition               Iniva                                                                   -Performance
Exhibition-                    Tate Exchange                                                                      -Performance lecture
Exhibition-                    Hornsey Town Hall                                                            -Performance lecture
Commission-               The Thin Line                                                                        -Writer/art critique
Exhibition-                      The Auction-CSM                                                              -Photographic collage print
Exhibition-                    The Big Space- CSM                                                         -Installation
Exhibition-                    CSM Interim Show                                                            -Video installation
Exhibition-                    The Flying Dutchman                                                      -Material collage
Exhibition-                    The Laundry                                                                         -Video installation
Exhibition-                    Lentrepot                                                                               -Photographic collage print
Commission-                MEXUK 2015                                                                     -Installation
Commission-                The London Black Filmmaker Festival                   -Photographer
Commission-                Looking for Love- Film Campaign                             -Photographer
Residency-                    The Floating Art house                                                    -Photographic collage       
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"My experience as an artist could be described as a test of endurance riddled with cultural, racial and gender disablements navigated on a daily basis; these sensibilities are then channeled through the ability to speak without words."

What's in a TITLE?

   
I have pieces of paper, I am not sure if they define me. I have loved and hated gaining every one of them. They cling to my body even when my mind rejects them, they form part of my identity even when I try to deny them. Wasted tears, pennies as far as the eye can see and somewhere a tree fell to create these.

BA HISTORY OF ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY- SOAS UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
MA ARCHAEOLOGY FOR SCREEN MEDIA- BRISTOL UNIVERSITY
MA MEDCICAL ANTHROPOLOGY- SOAS UNIVERSITY
MA FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY- UAL CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS