Theresa Chromati: "I’ve been going back and forth attempting to settle on a thought for this time..."

The artist shares a thought for the time we live in.

by Theresa Chromati
21 September 2020, 1:33pm

Theresa’s story originally appeared in Up + Rising, a celebration of extraordinary Black voices, and is the first chapter of i-D's 40th anniversary issue (1980-2020).

i-D chronicled over 100 activists and artists, musicians and writers, photographers and creatives, in Atlanta, Baltimore, Minneapolis, LA, London, New York, Paris and Toronto.

I’ve been going back and forth attempting to settle on a thought for this time and I constantly kept going back to a title I made in 2018 for a painting: Your Mother is a Woman That Moves Swiftly. Her Daughter Has to Keep Moving. The Beast is Behind me and Another is Always Approaching.

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Theresa wears jacket and trousers Bode. Shirt Emma Willis. Shoes Malone Souliers.


Photography Philip-Daniel Ducasse.
Styling Raymond Gee.

Hair Latisha Chong using Bumble and bumble.
Make-up Jamal Scott for Kevyn Aucoin Beauty using Barbara Sturm Cosmetics. 
Nail Technician Leanne Woodley at She Likes Cutie. 
Set design Marcs Goldberg.
Photography assistance Setor Tsikudo and Solomon.
Styling assistance Jennifer De La Cruz, Cari Pacheco, Amanata Adams, Samantha Scott, Amontae Arnold and Cailtin McKenzie. 
Tailor Thao Hyunh.
Hair assistance Safiya Wiltshire.
Make-up assistance Deneka Maile.
Nail assistance Aja Walton.
Production Lolly Would.
Casting director Samuel Ellis Scheinman for DMCASTING.
Casting assistance Alexandra Antonova.

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