17/03/2022 - 01/05/2022
New Work - Installation
Amartey Golding - Bring Me To Heal
The new large-scale co-commission led by Forma Arts & Media combines filmmaking, photography and a handcrafted garment to highlight generational trauma in Britain and offer collective rituals of healing. The installation marks the beginning of a UK tour that will see further presentations with partners Tramway and 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning.
As the title suggests, the work searches for the point at which the tide of trauma can be steered towards a process of healing and away from further embedding itself in our collective psyche. For this, Golding looks to the vital restorative work undertaken by Rastafarian and many other communities dealing with generational trauma and in a radical shift, applies these same techniques of context, accountability and compassion to the White British experience.
Bring Me To Heal is a plea, an invocation for us to acknowledge the importance of understanding our emotional past and to establish a more equitable future. It is also a warning of the consequences we will continue to face if we don’t.
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