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GIBCA • Gerlesborgsskolan
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Gerlesborgsskolan

Herring, Iron, Gunpowder, Humans and Sugar

Address: Gerlesborg 1, 457 48 Hamburgssund
Contact: klara@gerlesborgsskolan.se
Opening hours: Monday–Friday, 8am–4:30pm

4 September–6 October

Herring, Iron, Gunpowder, Humans and Sugar is a culture project that examines the triangular trade in the 16th century to the 19th century: the economic system that is founded upon the transatlantic slave trade and that still continues to affect current economic and cultural structures. The project is a collaboration between the Jamaican dancer Olando Whyte and the Swedish visual artist Rut Karin Zettergren, and consists of four parts: collecting facts; creating sculptural objects; dance performances; the construction of an app that will recount the history of the triangular trade and the transatlantic slave trade from an intercultural perspective. The artists will explore questions of legacy, return and the rewriting of history, and with the use of artistic methods discuss and process a historical trauma.
 
Opening: Wednesday 4 September, 6:30pm