LESLIE BERNS
BOOKMARKS for a MIXED RACE NARRATIVE: Who Could and Couldn't Marry Whom

2015BOOKMARKS for a MIXED RACE NARRATIVE: Who Could and Couldn't Marry Whom (Black and White)

2015BOOKMARKS for a MIXED RACE NARRATIVE: Who Could and Couldn't Marry Whom (Black and White) - detail

2015BOOKMARKS for a MIXED RACE NARRATIVE: Who Could and Couldn't Marry Whom (Tonal)

2015BOOKMARKS for a MIXED RACE NARRATIVE: Who Could and Couldn't Marry Whom (Tonal) - detail

2015BOOKMARKS for a MIXED RACE NARRATIVE: Who Could and Couldn't Marry Whom (Fluidity)

2015BOOKMARKS for a MIXED RACE NARRATIVE: Who Could and Couldn't Marry Whom (Fluidity) - detail

2015BOOKMARKS for a MIXED RACE NARRATIVE: Who Could and Couldn't Marry Whom (Fluidity) - detail

2015BOOKMARKS for a MIXED RACE NARRATIVE: Who Could and Couldn't Marry Whom (Fluidity) - detail

2015BOOKMARKS for a MIXED RACE NARRATIVE: Who Could and Couldn't Marry Whom (Fluidity) - view from above

2015BOOKMARKS for a MIXED RACE NARRATIVE: Who Could and Couldn't Marry Whom (Cast-offs; Resistance to Framing)

2015BOOKMARKS for a MIXED RACE NARRATIVE: Who Could and Couldn't Marry Whom (Cast-offs; Resistance to Framing) - detail

2015BOOKMARKS for a MIXED RACE NARRATIVE: Who Could and Couldn't Marry Whom (Cast-offs; Resistance to Framing) - detail

2015BOOKMARKS FOR A MIXED RACE NARRATIVE: My Family Constellation (1953/1964)

2015BOOKMARKS FOR A MIXED RACE NARRATIVE: My Family Constellation (1953/1964) - close-up
BOOKMARKS FOR A MIXED RACE NARRATIVE (Who Could and Couldn't Marry Whom): My Family Constellation (1953/1964)
BOOKMARKS for a MIXED RACE NARRATIVE: Who Could and Couldn't Marry Whom

2015
collage on paper
22" x 30" each
(Portraits Courtesy of Harry H. Laughlin Collection, Special Collections Department, Pickler Memorial Library, Truman State University)


Portraits and text from a document titled "Anti-Miscegenation Laws of the Several States: 1932" are recontextualized and graphically displayed as 'bookmarks'. 'Bookmarks' references the increasingly significant role of reading/research in my practice and in the 'writing' of a personal narrative within a social, historical context.
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