w/ Black History Month Belgium
In February 2016, two artists got on a cargo ship, and retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica, and back. Their memories, their questions and their grief took them along the bottom of the Atlantic and through the figurative realm of an imaginary past. It was a long journey backwards, in order to go forwards. This show is what they brought back.
With the original stage show salt. performed as part of the British Council Showcase 2017, salt: dispersed is artist Selina Thompson’s film adaptation of her award-winning show about grief, Black British identity and colonialism in a powerful and intimate screen experience. Check out the salt. reading list.
Selina Thompson is an artist and performer based in Birmingham. Her work is playful, participatory and intimate, focused on the politics of identity, and how this defines our bodies, lives and environments. Her work has been presented in pubs, cafes, hairdressers, toilets, and sometimes even in theatres.
Original stage performance directed by Dawn Wilson, commissioned by Yorkshire Festival, Theatre Bristol and MAYK. Supported by the National Theatre Studio. Part of the British Council Showcase 2017. Funded by Arts Council England and 200 kind and generous supporters who donated towards their voyage across the Atlantic. The film presentation is funded by Arts Council England, supported by Battersea Arts Centre.