Our future looks like midnight; all caresses, dreams and tensions.
An inky nighttime, a place for sleep-walking,
a place for wading in dream-waters,
a place for finding our softer spaces.
Is this a love letter to all the things that silence?
Words Collect Under My Soft Palate, Lips Shut, Sounds Bubbling is a video work dealing with self-censoring as someone who experiences the silencing inherent in marginalisation and anti-blackness. This work continues the attempts of Alexandrina’s artistic practice to retain multiplicity and morph the body’s narratives as a soft resistance to objectification and reductive representations.
This film is 8m37s
Sound: Alexandrina Hemsley using samples from Nina Simone’s “Feelings” (live at Montreux Jazz Festival • 1976).
Originally screened at DECORUM X: The Worst of Censorship, V&A Museum: 2018
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