IETM Hull 2019 Artistic Programme:
A journey through space and time, fuelled by love, fear and Afrofuturism.
In this award-winning solo performance, directed by Benji Reid, Keisha communicates with her reclusive dad through books, letters and symbols. But when the letters stop coming she is forced to venture into his world. This truth-infused narrative follows a trail of breadcrumbs that includes cultural displacement, religious confusions, political paranoia, misplaced masculinity and more.
With the use of poetry, looped sounds and storytelling, this piece explores the impact that mental health can have on the family dynamic, particularly within the context of the Black British experience.
“A poetic and eloquent piece of storytelling.” – The Stage
Co-commissioned by STUN and Contact.
Supported with a Project Grant from the Arts Council.
Presented in partnership with Slate – an Eclipse movement.
The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the artist.
The Ferens has a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures, including works by European Old Masters, portraiture, marine painting, and modern and contemporary British art. Highlights include masterpieces by Lorenzetti, Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Frederick Leighton, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing.