Alberta Whittle, between a whisper and a cry: accumulating gestures

Part of Margaret Tait Commission

27 April 2019

Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow
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Alberta Whittle, between a whisper and a cry , 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.

Alberta Whittle presents a one-off performance to coincide with the current exhibition at GoMA, Stalking the Image. The new performance work for between a whisper and a cry, Whittle’s 2018 Margaret Tait Award commission, brings together exercises for mutual care, dance, voice and text to consider how shape shifting can become a method for opacity.

About the artist

Alberta Whittle

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.

Part of Margaret Tait Commission

The Margaret Tait Commission is a LUX Scotland commission delivered in partnership with Glasgow Film, backed by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

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