QUAD Presents: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley in Conversation with Ebun Sodipo
Wednesday 24 February at 3:00pm
FREE - Live streaming on You Tube (a link will be sent to attendees prior to the event)
Join artist and QUAD International Digital Fellow Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley in conversation with artist and writer Ebun Sodipo. Together they will look to the past as material to generate ideas of thinking for the future, to discuss how to archive Black transness. Join them as they analyse examples of their work to find out the value of black trans aesthetic in the present day.
An event part of LGBTQI+ History Month
Danielle Braithwaite-Shirley Biography
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is an artist working predominantly in animation, sound, performance and video games to communicate the experiences of being a Black Trans person. Their practice focuses on recording the lives of Black Trans people, intertwining lived experience with fiction to imaginatively retell Trans stories. Spurred on by a desire to record of "History of Trans people both living and past" their work can often be seen as a Trans archive where Black Trans people are stored for the future.
Throughout history, Black queer and Trans people have been erased from the archives. Because of this it is necessary not only to archive our existence, but also the many creative narratives we have used and continue to use to share our experiences.
Danielle's work has been shown in Science Gallery, MU, Barbican, Tate, Les Urbains as well as being part of the BBZ Alternative Graduate Show at the Copeland Gallery.
An online component of their work can often be found at daniellebrathwaiteshirley.com
Ebun Sodipo Biography
Ebun Sodipo is an artist and writer making work for those who will come after: the black trans people of the future. Their interdisciplinary practice narrates their construction a black trans-feminine self after slavery and colonialism. Through a process of fragmentation, collage, and fabulation, they devise softer, other-wise ways of imagining and speaking about the body, desire, archives, and the past. Their recent work considers the instinctual, bodily desires and pulls Sodipo feels as recognitions and readings of an embodied knowledge that connects them physically across space and time to non genetic trans ancestors, providing an alternate account of ’transness’, agency, and the archive. https://www.ebunasodipo.com/