Over the course of the week, Alberta will be sharing new and existing work, and items of research into Ireland's plantation history and how its legacy is still apparent in the country today.
The title of Alberta's residency makes reference to Haitan writer Edwidge Danticat's Create Dangerously, inspired by Albert Camus' book of the same name. In her writing, Danticat meditates on the lived experience of an immigrant artist by telling stories of those that have managed to thrive and create in spite of the harrowing events they had gone through in their home countries before leaving, and how the ties with their origins transcend time and distance.
... creating as a revolt against silence, creating when both the creation and the reception, the writing and the reading, are dangerous undertakings, disobedience to a directive.
– Edwidge Danticat, Create Dangerously (2010)
Content from Alberta will be posted daily throughout the week on cca-derry-londonderry.org, with some work being removed after 23 May 2021.
This project is made possible by support from Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Derry City & Strabane District Council and Art Fund.