New Brighton exhibition explores generational trauma in the UK

An ornate hand-knitted garment made from human hair is the centerpiece of a new exhibition exploring generational trauma.



Commissioned by Forma Arts & Media, ‘Bring Me to Heel’ combines filmmaking, musicTo offer collective rituals of healing, photography and sculpture.

Exhibition, currently on display at Attenborough Center Brighton, is Amarte Goulding’s first solo UK tour and her biggest work to date.



Through the work, Golding turns to his Anglo-Scottish and Ghanian ancestry through Rastafarian upbringing as a point of departure to explore the drivers of human behavior, placing dreams steeped in the historical context in which To explore characters experiencing moments of irreversible change.

The Argus: the back of the embellished garmentbehind the embellished garment



The garment at the center of the exhibition blends references from Afro hairstyles to the body art of the ancient Britons, as symbols of collective healing and reflection.

Each strand was tied by hand and looked after by a group of producers, using hairs potentially of thousands of people collectively.



In a photography series featured in films and exhibitions, Amrte’s brother Solomon brings the costume to life and follows his journey as part of a group of three nomadic brothers, along with the violent past within prosperity to the point of reckoning. are brought on. of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

For Amarte, ‘Bring Me to Heal’ represents a plea for us to understand our emotional past and acknowledge the importance of establishing a more equitable future.

Forma’s Artistic Director Chris Rockliffe said: “For the past two years, Forma has had the pleasure of supporting Amarte Golding in developing her ambitious, multidisciplinary project ‘Bring Me to Heel’.

“It is a testament to Amarte’s drive and artistic vision that what began as a modest R&D project in early 2019 has grown into an exhaustive exhibition encompassing two new films, various collaborations, photography and an incredible sculptural costume. emerged as

“Against the background of current British politics – the issue of homelessness, the public Health and race relations – Amarte uses symbolism and storytelling to express the complexities of our contemporary world in an open and inclusive way that will speak to audiences far beyond the art world.”

The exhibition is open for free at the Attenborough Center for the Creative Arts until 26 November, before moving to Glasgow and London.

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