759 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8DS
This event 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.
Jumbies is a collaborative ‘group-show-as-performance’ which weaves together the practices of visual artist Ashanti Harris, textile designer Zephyr Liddell, and sound artist Patricia Panther. Each artist has produced work in response to Jacques Derrida’s concept of ‘hauntology’, an interrogation of the ways in which people, places and things are “haunted” by histories which are simultaneously neither present nor absent. Drawing from this concept, Jumbies is a live exploration of the visible and the invisible across intersecting art forms and artistic practices.
Taking its title from the jumbie – a Caribbean colloquial for ghost – the exhibition combines dance, sound, and printed textiles to create a space of layered fictions, alternate realities, apparitions and re-presentations. The performance is presented as a site specific installation accompanied by a publication produced in collaboration with independent Glasgow curators, Panel.
Supported by Creative Scotland, Glasgow International and Panel
Lighting design by Robbie Thomson
Supported by Creative Scotland, Panel, The Workroom, National Theatre Scotland
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