Thigh House: Rosa Uddoh at Sarabande Foundation
Thigh House is an installation by Rosa Uddoh, who was chosen for a scholarship at the Slade School of Fine Art by photographer Nick Knight OBE. The installation is made from women and non-binary people’s bodies, based on a Cuban myth that it was the role of black ‘female’ slaves to mould roof tiles on their thighs in order to shelter colonial houses.
The tiles in this exhibition have been moulded in two days of thigh-tile making/self-care workshops led by Rosa, with participants who self-identify as black and brown women and non-binary people. Once the workshops are complete, the space is open to the public to explore the house and watch as both the roof and the community of makers grow.