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KLA ART is partnering with Art Night to screen the latest work from the Barbadian-Scottish artist.

Alberta is a Barbadian-Scottish artist whose practice-led research involves performance, writing, digital collage and video installation. In 2022 she will be representing Scotland at the 59th Venice Biennale.

The collaboration is taking place because of shared philosophies around what festivals can do for the community, sharing art in non-traditional spaces, and sharing art with atypical audiences. Both festivals work closely with the artists with a strong focus on collaboration. With the pandemic, the teams were driven to think about how to make festivals that reflect current times. Curated by Helen Nisbet, Art Night 2021’s programme takes inspiration from defiance in small acts and moments of self-determination, both personal and collective.

Alberta’s film Creating dangerously (we-I insist!) is a trilogy comprising Business as usual: hostile environment (a REMIX), HOLDING THE LINE: a refrain in two parts and RESET. Her work resonates with the theme of this year’s KLA ART ‘This is Ours’, as it pushes the audience to reflect and confront urgent issues prevalent in the UK that also have reverberations in Uganda such as colonial legacies, public protest, and the power of creation as defiance.

The films will screen on the KLA ART website on the 15th of July so stay tuned!

FEATURED IMAGE: Still image from Alberta Whittle‘s film HOLDING THE LINE: a refrain in two parts

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