Arnolfini

Sarah Jane Norman: Take This, For It Is My Body

Friday, 3rd December 2010, 00:00 to 00:00

Arnolfini Dark Studio £6/£4

Drawing on her mixed British and Australian Aboriginal heritage, this new work addresses the legacy of colonial violence, and questions of cultural duality as they speak through the flesh itself. The first major piece in the series UnSettling Suite, this work deals specifically with the generations of ‘half-blood’ Aboriginal children, including the artist’s own mother, who were affected by the Commonwealth government’s regime of ‘assimilation’. In this work the audience is invited to take part in an unholy communion, an exchange of metaphorical flesh and blood, an annunciation of the unquiet histories, which run though our veins.

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