The Anatomy of the Oppressed
Betty Brunfaut and Jose Garcia Oliva
The Anatomy of the Oppressed is a site-specific installation looking at nomadic roots, called Cassava, Manioc or Yuca. The installation consists of multiple hanging cassava slices. Each slice has been sun-dried in Deptford for longer than 48 hours and its peculiar shapes are a natural reaction to these environmental stimuli. This tuber originating from South America and situated in South East London narrates another side of Deptford Dockyard history and its footprint on shaping today’s Deptford landscape and culture. This is a story of movement, trade and resilience.