Say it loud and Fragmented: Satch Hoyt about his artwork
About “Say it Loud”: „It is a platform that is inviting … everybody from every walk of life to actually express … so I think that human rights is about that. The idea that what is going on in the Arab Spring right now is a whole upsurge against being suppressed. So I am inviting everybody whoever you are to actually participate in this. So my personal concern being from the African Diaspora being Jamaican and English is to convey that. Within my work I am constantly mining political and identity politics. And thus far because I’ve shown it in various geographical locations it has had a big impact within an exhibition situation.(…)” (Satch Hoyt)
Satch Hoyts artwork ´Say it loud`is a reflection on the manifold consequences of the African diaspora. Say it loud shows a tower of books, actually, there are 500 books. They are all in a context to the African diaspora, the African continent and they create a little platform for free speech.
About “Fragmented”: “Living in Berlin and an artist that constantly minds history I’ve always wanted to create a work that speaks of the fact that Berlin was a war-torn city in the Second World War. I’m a regular visitor to the flea markets. I love flea markets because in flea markets the whole history of a country is laid bare.” (Satch Hoyt)
The artwork ´Fragmented `is shown a collage of porcelain figures. Broken porcellain figures, which actually had been destroyed by the bombs of berlin in 1945. The collage ´fragmented` investigates the abuse of woman in wartime.
Here, you can hear him talk about his artwork in an interview at the Berlin Biennale: