LUX is proud to present accumulating gestures: from the forest to the concrete (to the forest), an exhibition with artist, researcher and educator Alberta Whittle, featuring the London premiere of the 2018/19 Margaret Tait Award commission between a whisper and a cry, and from the forest to the concrete (to the forest), produced for Whittle’s recent solo show at Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA). In these powerful new works, Whittle reflects on the legacies of slavery, colonialism, and the current climate crisis.
The Barbadian-Scottish artist recently completed from the forest to the concrete (to the forest) for her first major solo exhibition in the UK, How Flexible Can We Make the Mouth, at DCA. In the film, made right after hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc on several Caribbean countries, Whittle continues her reflection on extreme weather and inequality, mourning the loss suffered by communities across the Caribbean.
Whittle’s research involves performance, writing, digital collage, and video installation. Her practice is motivated by the desire to work collectively towards radical self-love, which she considers a key method in decolonization for people of colour to battle anti-blackness.
The exhibition accumulating gestures: from the forest to the concrete (to the forest) is organised and curated by LUX Scotland.
Events related to the exhibition will take place at LUX (Waterlow Park Centre). More to be announced on lux.org.uk/whats-on