Monday 25 February 2019
Glasgow Film Theatre
LUX Scotland and Glasgow Film Festival present the world premiere of the 2018/19 Margaret Tait Award commission by Alberta Whittle, between a whisper and a cry, which seeks to challenge conditions of racialised abjection and find new methods for refusal. A chief linkage in this refusal is the sonic cosmologies found in Kamau Brathwaite’s research on tidalectics and Christina Sharpe’s work on ‘the weather’. Sharpe positions ‘the weather’ as a lens to understand the inescapable conditions within the afterlife of slavery, while Brathwaite’s theories of tidalectics expose the performativity of sound, revealing memories of transoceanic life. between a whisper speaks of memory, trauma, tensions between the land, the sea and the weather, which reveal the precarity and privilege of geography.
The recipient of the 2019/20 Margaret Tait Award will be announced at the screening.