27/04/2022 - 07/05/2022

Contemporary - Video & Collage

Stephen Rudder - Black Men’s Minds

Black Men’s Minds by artist and psychotherapist Stephen Rudder is a stream-of-conscious exploration of masculinity, power and culture through lived experience. Presented for the first time in a mental health context, the site-specific installation interweaves spoken word, original footage, and found and archival imagery with a sound score developed from the frequencies of psychotropic medications.

Collaging images and video footage of Ghana and the Cape Coast, the sea, London Bridge and the streets of Brixton, the work draws out symbolic representations of racial trauma, racism and slavery, underlying presences in Black men’s perceptions of themselves and their experiences of the perceptions of Black men from others.


Spring Park Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Rd, London BR3 3BX