Event

COS x Serpentine Galleries Park Nights 2019: Shawanda Corbett, Blackbird in Mississippi

26 Jul 2019

Regular hours

Friday
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£8/£6

Serpentine Galleries

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • South Kensington/Lancaster Gate

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Shawanda Corbett presents Blackbird in Mississippi, a performance in which the protagonist, haar wese, time travels to Mississippi where music offers her a voice in her quest to find placement in displacement.

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Artist Shawanda Corbett presents Blackbird in Mississippi, a performance from the perspective of a black woman with a disability, in which the artist draws parallels between a slave’s voyages on the underground railroad to the artist’s own journey for rehabilitation.

Shawanda Corbett’s interdisciplinary practice addresses the question of what is a complete body, looking at the different cycles of a human’s life through cyborg theory. She uses her perspective as a woman of colour with a disability to root theory into reality. Corbett’s performances are developed around the architecture of a particular space. Collaborating with choreographer, Albert Corbett, she responds to the performance space through a live inner dialogue. Corbett’s performances incorporate her ceramics practice, where the human body, architecture and dance leave their traces on her pottery vessels and surfaces. Corbett is pursuing a doctoral degree in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art and Wadham College, University of Oxford.

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