Alberta Whittle, ‘Lagareh – The Last Born’ | Isle of Skye with ATLAS Arts
11 February 2023 at 19:00
SOUND | MATTHEW ARTHUR WILLIAMS AND RICHY CAREY IN CONVERSATION OVER A SHARED MEAL
LUX Scotland and ATLAS Arts are delighted to host a screening of ‘Lagareh – The Last Born’ at Broadford Hall on the Isle of Skye. This event is part of the Scotland + Venice screening tour that brings the work to six venues across Scotland between 20 September 2022 – 1 March 2023. This new work was commissioned by Scotland + Venice and Forma for the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
‘Lagareh’ – which translates from the Mandinka language as ‘The Last Born’ – is a work anchored around theories of abolition, rebellion, ancestral knowledge and love. Shot in Scotland, England, Barbados, Sierra Leone and Italy, the film melds a collection of scenes that give focus to the strength of contemporary Black womxn, whose individual acts of resistance are bound together through the artist’s conceptual storytelling. The artist situates Black love in proximity with historical sites of trauma, re-inscribed with rage, hope and exhaustion. Gestures, rituals and moments of intimacy are poignantly underpinned by a deep reflection on grief, loss and mourning, a resolute reminder of the trauma inflicted upon the Black body and of white privilege and power.
The screening will be followed by a shared meal and conversation between visual and sound artist Matthew Arthur Williams and composer Richy Carey, who collaborated with Alberta on ‘Lagareh – The Last Born’. The discussion will focus upon ‘sound’ as an interpretive framework for discussion, to weave connections between the artist’s specific aesthetic decisions, anti-racist and pro-black advocacy, and Scotland’s historic connections to the Transatlantic slave trade.
Content warning: this film contains references to grief, racism, chattel slavery, and police brutality, which may also feature in the discussion.
BOOKING + ACCESS
The event is free to attend, but ticketed through Eventbrite.
The film is captioned and the discussion will be live captioned. A portable hearing loop can be made available with advance notice.
A small access fund is available to support audience attendance, which may be used for transport, or the cost of childcare, carers or support workers.
If we can make it easier for you to attend in any way, or you have allergies or dietary requirements you would like us to be aware of please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue accessibility: The main Hall is wheelchair accessible via a ramp to the front door. There are accessible toilets in the entrance hall. The side area with the kitchenette is up a flight of three stairs or accessible via an outside wheelchair ramp.
There is parking available for around 20 cars with three accessible spaces reserved near the front door.