Gardiner C. Funo O'Kain
Kiss Me, I'm Passing for White, or A Declaration, an Invitation, and a Warning, (Beige on White)
Silk Screen on T-Shirt
The Tertium Quid ProjectKiss Me, I'm Passing for White, or An Invitation, a Declaration, and a Warning, (White on White) 
Limited Edition for Exhibition
The Tertium Quid ProjectKiss Me, I'm Brownish, or an Invitation, a Declaration, and a Warning (Beige on Brown)
The Tertium Quid ProjectInterlineation Detail, Interlineation,
Birth Certificate, Not Chinese/JapaneseOriental Flavor
The Tertium Quid Project
The Tertium Quid* Project uses language, official documents, and quotidian media to investigates the politics and poetics of mixed-race identity.

When is race and ethnicity a visible and aesthetic thing? How are people of mixed race Orientalized and made exotic? What does it mean to identify as neither "one," nor the "other"?
And when that is the case, to whom, and to what homeland does one connect?

These are some of the questions that drive this investigation

*Tertium Quid (Latin, "some third thing")


See Gardiner present The Tertium Quid Project at the De Paul University Critical Mixed-Race Studies Conference. This conference is free and open to the public. Register here.
Gardiner presents on November 14th, 2014
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