This public programme aims to commune with the wounds of triangular slave trading and its present legacies. Participants are invited to question how we can transform past traumatic histories into new ways of living and healing through a series of ocean-themed workshops and events held in an immersive space at Gasworks created by artists Ambrose Rhapsody Murray and Robertina Šebjanič.
Contributors: Veronica Amon, Kathyrn Attril, Ella Frost, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson, Sacha Nicette, Aisha Mirza, Ambrose Rhapsody Murray, Soha Salem and Robertina Šebjanič
MA curators: Carianne Annan, Isabelle Lily Cain, Jeanne de La Masselière, Weiduo Liu, Mattie O’Callaghan, Antoine Schafroth, JinYao Wang and Aleksandra Wojt
18 May, 6–9pm Opening celebration with screening of prerecorded conversation between Ambrose Rhapsody Murray and Alexis Pauline Gumbs. The conversation engages with the importance of water in the black diaspora and is followed by a Q&A in presence of Ambrose Rhapsody Murray
19 May, 7–8.30 pm, when de memory came <3 // for we are water, and all water is life, Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson (meditative workshop for Black women+ only) booking required (free): Book Here
20 May, 7–9pm What You Love Too Much To Lose by Ella Frost, Soha Salem, Aisha Mirza (screening) + Workshop with Ella Frost and Veronica (Vee) Amon, booking required (free): Book Here
21 May, 2–4pm Seaweed Light Traces: an ecological analogue film workshop with Kathryn Attrill, booking required (free): Book Here
Image Credit: Matthew Lewis, Between the Deep Blue project identity, 2022