Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded II part of Polygraphs at GoMA for Glasgow International 2018

Baldwin's Nigger Reloaded II, 5 May 2018

Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded II
part of Polygraphs at GoMA for Glasgow International 2018
Date: 5 May 2018
Space: Gallery 4

Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded II was part of the Polygraphs public programme at GoMA for Glasgow International 2018. It was previously performed at Nottingham Contemporary, October Gallery in London, and Eastside Projects in Birmingham, TATE Liverpool and was supported by Arts Council England.

For the final event in Polygraphs, Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded II by Barby Asante and sorryyoufeeluncomfortable, reworked the script for Horace Ove’s film Baldwin’s Nigger forming the basis for a performance which engaged with many issues we face at this time in history and how James Baldwin’s original writings and thinking resonate with society today. The performance was in conversation with a number of local people involved in arts and cultural work, social justice and activism. Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded II is a dialogic re-enactment reflecting on the relevance and significance of  Ove’s film, Baldwin’s words and how this piece as document resonates with our contemporary experience.

Artists:

Barby Asante: Barby Asante is a London based artist, curator, educator and occassional DJ. Her work is concerned with the politics of places, space, identity and the histories and legacies of colonialism making work that is collaborative, performative and dialogic.

Sorryyoufeeluncomfortable: sorryyoufeeluncomfortable is a London-based collective creating intentional spaces for radical study, conversation and multi-disciplinary art-marking. It is initiated by artist Barby Asante and curator Teresa Cisneros.

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