Dit gaat niet over jou (This is not about you) by Sifra Naomi Coulet (DOGtime)

I have coloured memories of solacing brown hands, restless purple braids, and hopeful pink oil. Of black cornrows keeping me awake at night. I search them for the narrative that explains my anger, for the story that led to the present. And if things started with grandmothers, and things always do, then I’ll start with remembering yellow. With turmeric and gold. With birthday rice and an engraved bracelet. I’ll remember black after that. The shades I was unaware of and the choice that followed my conscious mind. The present is red like the faceted glass bead I cherish, left to help me recollect. And in it I am more audible and visible then I have ever been. This is not about you.


This video is part of: Rietveld Uncut 2020

For the fourth consecutive time, the Rietveld Uncut team has worked towards an exhibition of these projects in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, this year under the title Relating (to) Colour. Students investigate "colour" from different perspectives and meanings.

Due to government measures to control the coronavirus, the Rietveld Uncut exhibition and the Studium Generale conference week in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in March 2020 were cancelled. Participants were asked to create digital translation of their projects and share this with the online audience.