20 April 2022 — Writing
deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory – accompanying writing
deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory is an exhibition by artist Alberta Whittle commissioned on the occasion of the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, by the Scotland + Venice partnership.
In an installation of new work comprising tapestry, film and sculpture, and spanning two rooms in a former boatyard, Alberta encourages us to slow down, in order that we may collectively consider the historic legacies and contemporary expressions of racism, colonialism and migration, and begin to think outside of these damaging frameworks.
This publication is produced to accompany the exhibition and its related programme and brings together new writing by Eddie Chambers, Dr Cheryl Finley, Dr Nat Raha and Alberta Whittle to further investigate and reveal the ideas and concerns contained within Alberta’s practice and the work on display in the presentation.