sorry, not sorry. 2018

Alberta Whittle
business as usual: hostile environment
Engine Works
23-25 Lochburn Rd, Wyndford, Glasgow G20 9AE
24 Apr — 26 Apr 2020
This exhibition was due to take place during Glasgow International 2020, 23 April – 10 May, which has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. The festival will be re-staged in 2021 with dates to be announced.

Alberta Whittle’s new work is informed by collective thinking, making and discussion with women from Maryhill Integration Network’s Joyous Choir and groups from Carnival Arts. Whittle’s new film, business as usual: hostile environment, explores the ways that political and ecological climates shape one another. Dispersed across three interconnected sites along Glasgow’s Forth and Clyde Canal, the work utilises the physical canal infrastructure as both a literal and poetic route through which to reflect on the role of waterways in the voluntary and involuntary movement of people. Through creating a movable and mutating encounter, the project highlights the dual nature of environment as a set of conditions capable of both hostility and nurture.