ABOUT THE WORK
Alberta Whittle will present a multi stranded commission including film and performance considering the relationships between ecological and political climates. Her work will look into histories of extraction and themes of displacement and surveillance interrogating both our understanding and complicity in these uncertain times.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Alberta Whittle lives and works in Glasgow. Her research involves performance, writing, digital collage and video installation. Whittle was the 2018 recipient of The Margaret Tait Award. Her work has been exhibited in various solo and group shows within institutions including Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2020), Grand Union, Birmingham (2020), the 13th Havana Biennial, Cuba (2019), DCA, Dundee (2019), GoMA, Glasgow (2019), The Showroom, London (2018), National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (2018), RAW Material, Dakar (2018), the Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg (2017), FRAMER FRAMED, Amsterdam (2015), Goethe On Main, Johannesburg (2015).
ABOUT THE VENUE
Somerset House is a spectacular neo-classical building sitting between the Strand and the River Thames. Built on historic foundations at the very heart of the capital, Somerset House is London’s working arts centre, home to the UK’s largest creative community and one of London’s best loved public spaces.