Alberta Whittle, everything is everything at GFF19
Thu 21 Feb 2019 / 6.15pm
Alberta Whittle, recipient of the 2018/19 Margaret Tait Award, presents a contextual screening bringing together mixed references that have shaped the development of her award commission, between a whisper and a cry (2019). Collage as a methodology and way of thinking in this film creates a zone, which accommodates varying perspectives and actively encourages multiple ways of knowing. Drawing together samples of sound, still and moving image, everything is everything hopes to introduce some of the ideas Whittle has been working through in the making of between a whisper and a cry.
Missy Elliott, The Rain [Supa Dupa Fly], 1997. SD video, 4 min 13 sec
Miko Revereza, Droga!, 2014. 8mm film transferred to HD video, 8 min 8 sec
Ayesha Hameed and Hamedine Kane, À l’ombre de nos fantômes/ In the Shadows of our Ghosts, 2018. HD video, 13 min 33 sec
Marlon Riggs, Tongues Untied, 1989. HD video, 55 min. Frameline Distribution, San Francisco, USA
Christian Noelle Charles, Ease on Down the Cornbread, 2014. SD video, 3 min 53 sec
Born in Barbados and currently resident in Glasgow, Alberta Whittle is an artist, researcher and educator. Her practice is motivated by the desire to work collectively towards radical self-love. Informed by diasporic conversations, she considers radical self-love a key method in decolonization for people of colour to battle anti-blackness. Her practice involves choreographing interactive installations, using film, sculpture and performance as site-specific artworks in public and private spaces.
Whittle’s work has been exhibited internationally at venues including the Johannesburg Pavillion at the 56th Venice Biennale; Galerie de l’UQAM, Quebec; BOZAR, Belgium; Intermedia and David Dale Gallery, Glasgow; National Art Gallery of the Bahamas; VAN Lagos, Nigeria; the Apartheid Museum, Goethe on Main and Constitution Hill, South Africa. In 2018, Alberta will be an Associate Artist at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Glasgow and a Fellow at RAW Académie in Dakar, Senegal. She will be presenting her research at The Showroom in London as part of Holding Space in April 2018. She has also been a Committee Member of Transmission Gallery since 2016.