I am lucky to have time on my hands to be an artist, a mum, a homemaker and a researcher. Today I went to Central Library to look at inspirational book Ghosts of Songs – The Film Art of the Black Audio Collective.
‘For those who have known the cruelties of becoming… let them bear witness to the process by which the living transform the dead into partners in struggle.’ Reference to Handsworth songs – p 22 Ghosts of Songs.
Watch film artist John Akomfrah talk about his practice in relation to history and memory ahead of his installation Vertigo Sea at The Arnolfini in January.
‘How do people migrate from being human beings to cockroaches? What do you have to forget? What is the process of amnesia that allows the kinds of forgetting that builds into hierarchies where there are beings and non-beings?’