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About This Event
– This event takes place in the Creative Studio at Whitechapel Gallery
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Join Phoebe Boswell, our 2022 Writer in Residence, in a free workshop and discussion that will inform the development of a year long writing and research project at the gallery.
Facilitated by Bolanle Tajudeen from Black Blossoms, the day will be an open opportunity to consider our selves in relation to bodies of water and in particular, to reflect on the Black experience of swimming; its attendant historical legacies, and how they shape personal and collective fears and desires that have come to be associated with water.
The workshop is open to all ages, with three bookable timeslots: 11.00-13.00; 13.30-15.30; 16.00-18.00. There will also be the opportunity for informal 1-1 discussions with Phoebe.
All workshop participants will have complimentary access to A Century of the Artist’s Studio: 1920-2020.
Please note: elements of this event will be filmed and recorded, the footage of which may be used as part of the residency.
Phoebe Boswell‘s figurative and multidisciplinary practice denotes a commitment of care for how we see ourselves and each other. Underpinned by a porous, diasporic consciousness, she explores notions of inter/personal freedom, protest, grief, intimacy, migration, embodiment and world-making through the prism of race and gender, collective histories and possible futures.
Working intuitively across media, she centres drawing but spans animation, sound, video, writing, interactivity, performance and chorality to create layered, immersive installations which affect and are affected by the environments they occupy, by time, the serendipity of loops, and the presence of the audience.
Black Blossoms was founded by curator and educator Bolanle Tajudeen in 2015 and has been supporting and highlighting Black women artist through an interactive public program featuring exhibitions, panels and screenings throughout the UK.
In 2020 Black Blossoms established Black Blossoms School of Art & Culture to expand critical and diverse thought that will decolonise and disrupt euro-centric art and creative education.