Performing female iconography

The Lockup Newcastle, 2019

Kali (is often referred to as the) Goddess of Chaos and Transcendence. In my exegesis, I traced the origins of Kali from pre-colonial to post -colonial India, drawing on Indian scholar David R. Kinsley (b. 1939 – 2000). My research explored the evolution of Kali iconography that embraced subjects beyond sacred ritual and tradition, in order to challenge attitudes of racial stereotyping, identity, culture, and predominantly as protest to attitudes of female shame.