Exhibition

Michelle Williams Gamaker | Distant Relative

12 Sep 2019 – 19 Oct 2019

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
12:00 – 18:00
Thursday
12:00 – 18:00
Friday
12:00 – 18:00
Saturday
12:00 – 18:00
Sunday
12:00 – 18:00

Free admission

Tintype

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 38, 56, 73, 341, 476 (and on neary Upper Street 4, 19, 30, 43)
  • Angel, Highbury & Islington
  • Essex Road

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The first solo-show by Michelle Willliams Gamaker at Tintype, featuring the final film in her Dissolution triology entitled The Eternal Return.

About

Since 2014, British moving image and performance artist Michelle Williams Gamaker has been developing ‘fictional activism’: the restoration of people of colour performing in 20C British and Hollywood films.

In her work, such performers migrate from marginalised characters to central figures, returning to challenge the fictional injustices to which they have been historically consigned. 

Distant Relative marks a new chapter in this exploration, with a focus on Williams Gamaker’s self-confessed obsessive journey into the life of Hollywood film star Sabu, whom she first came across in Black Narcissus (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1947).

In her first solo-show at Tintype, Michelle Williams Gamaker presents Distant Relative as a reconstruction; somewhere between schoolroom, cinema, and court of law. It is a site of shared and elusive personal histories. 
 

Exhibiting artists

Michelle Williams Gamaker

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