Rakaya Cohen

Rakaya Cohen

This work was influenced by our current situation – lockdown was difficult for a lot of people so as restrictions lifted morale was also lifted. This video is a juxtaposition of authority and freedom with hints of joyfulness. I choose to use YouTube as it’s a widely favourited platform and a form of media used for much of my life.

During each week of YouTube Month we will be showcasing an artist who engages with the ethos of YouTube in their work. Since launching in 2005 YouTube has provided an accessible platform for anyone with a camera and an internet connection to distribute video to a global audience and we are interested in the ways in which artists are responding to this.

12/11 Mason Lamont X 19/11 Mollie Field X 26/11 Rakaya Cohen X 3/12 Sofia Geraci X 10/12 Rosalind Barber