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Marianne Keating, 'Landlessness'

3 Oct 2017 – 17 Nov 2017

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StudioRCA

London, United Kingdom

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Marianne Keating’s research implements post-colonial and archival theory to analyze the largely undocumented and unaddressed migration of the Irish diaspora to Jamaica, responding to the cultural legacies of colonialism and the human consequences of imperialism.

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By focusing on the migration of the Irish during the period 1835 – 1842, she examines the creolization of the Irish in Jamaica, the fragmented identities and resulting legacies in contemporary Jamaica by narratively reconstructing this history through its archival traces.
 
Situating her practice within the historiographic turn in contemporary art discourse and in relation to the Archive - notably through the examination of unrecorded, private and disregarded histories - her multi-disciplinary approach to the research, the archival record and the archival image, questions the legitimacy of the archive and falsification, or lack, within the recorded image and text.

Through determining new historical narratives in response to the dominant "master narratives" of Western nationhood, identity, and culture, rewriting the histories of the dominated "Other" and returning a voice, which once was rendered mute.

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