Corey Hayman’s practice formulates connections between multifarious material, to explore the matrix of afro-pessimism, the “hauntology of blackness”, progress and capitalism. They are culminating in an examination of the problematics which arise at the cross between representation and commodity structures. For Goldsmiths CCA, she developed an installation that deals with the aestheticization of politics and resistance, exploiting moments of tension between race and capital to create material responses. A text was generated through the figure of Rastamouse, or rather a haunting of the Rastamouse character; a commodity who speaks, and a black body caught in a matrix of cultural representation, consumption and entertainment.