Typologies of Whiteness

Typologies of Whiteness is a series of videos and study of whiteness. The series, currently made up of four videos, orients whiteness as a structural position of violence with a particular interest in how this violence is evidenced in a visual culture of a “post-racial” society.

Typologies of Whiteness: Sympathetic Cops, 4m50s, 2019, collages appropriated sounds and images from popular police television dramas, police press conferences and  news interviews. The film searches for linkages between white reactionary politics, liberal apologetics for police, and structural violence of whiteness.

Typologies of Whiteness: The Great White Hope, 1m50s, 2018, juxtaposes the beloved underdog sports film Rudy with an image of a rally for then Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Typologies of Whiteness: White People Love Police, 5m22s, 2017, uses appropriated images varying from popular music to protest footage. The film searches for linkages between white reactionary politics, liberal apologetics for police, and structural violence of whiteness.

Typologies of Whiteness: White Men Cover Robert Johnson’s ‘Hellhound on my Trail’, 8m, 2016, is made up of taken from YouTube of white men singing the Robert Johnson’s classic Delta Blues song originally recorded in 1937 are juxtaposed with excerpts from various black critical theorists calling into question the structural positioning of whiteness.