Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley - Resurrection Lands

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Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley works in the fields of animation, sound, performance, archive and video game development. The artist presents her work online, such as with Factory Manchester, or in exhibitions at MoMA in New York, the Barbican Centre in London or the Kunsthalle Geneva, among others. Brathwaite-Shirley often takes a journey back into colonial history and addresses its impact on contemporary societies. With "Resurrection Lands", playable for a short period on HAU4, the artist returns to HAU after 2022 and 2023.

The online game deals with the effects of "trans tourism". Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley uses this term to describe the voyeuristic treatment of the representation of Black trans people and criticizes the exploitation of painful and traumatic experiences of Black people through this behaviour: They are thus robbed of their history and need a way to reclaim it.

In "Resurrection Lands", Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley uses speculative fiction to give Black trans ancestors back their place in history: "We have discovered advanced technology to scan the earth and digitally bring back the buried memories of Black trans ancestors." But the archive of "Resurrection Lands" does not remain a place of adequate remembrance for long. History takes a different course than desired ...

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HAU4 Berlin

Location | Theater

HAU - Hebbel am Ufer
HAU - Hebbel am Ufer Stresemannstr. 29 10963 Berlin

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