|4th Dec 2021 to 27th Feb 2022|
|As per opening hours|
25 Albert Drive, Glasgow South Side G41 2PE
what3words location: jobs.gasp.toast
|This is a free event|
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The artist’s most ambitious work to date, the films will be shown as part of a major tour presented by Forma Arts & Media and the commissioning partners Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts in Brighton, Tramway and 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning.
Golding often turns to his Anglo-Scottish and Ghanaian ancestry by way of a Rastafarian upbringing as a point of departure to explore the drivers of human behaviour. Through film, photography and an increasingly labour-intensive process of sculpture, he creates dreamlike spaces, steeped in historical reference in which to locate characters experiencing moments of immutable change - points of no return that often leave the future hanging in the balance.
A centrepiece of the commission is an ornate hand knotted garment made of human hair that has been intricately designed by Golding in collaboration with the Shepperton Wig Company and hair artist Kevin Fortune using a pattern that blends references from afro hair styles to the body art of ancient Britons. Born from a lengthy process it is a symbol of collective healing and reflection; using the hair of a collective of potentially thousands of people, each strand was hand knotted and tended to by a collective of producers and for the purposes of collective healing.
Through the films and photography series the garment is brought to life when worn by Solomon Golding - Amartey’s brother and a dancer in his own right. We follow the character as he is nurtured into existence by a group of three nomadic Brothers in the English countryside or brought to a point of reckoning with our violent past within the opulence of the V&A museum, exposing a potent vulnerability.
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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