Jamal Gerald: You See…
Friday 8.9. between 14-18 Saturday 9.9. between 12-16 Sunday 10.9. between 12-16 Venue: Titanik Gallery, Itäinen Rantakatu 8, 20700 Turku Arrival and accessibility information at the bottom of the page Duration: 30min The work is for one participant at a time. The performance requires pre-booking. Pre-booking here.
“You see… is a one-to-one performance that was inspired by my discovery of privilege and the conversations that I went on to have about it. I have had conversations where people have been comfortable and not so comfortable. I wanted to make a safe space where people can feel confident when talking about these topics, in hopes that they will continue to have these types of conversations with others.
During my time with a participant, I will ask a few questions, which will then lead to them picking a card. There will be six cards which are race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability and religion.”
“Thoughtful and thought-provoking, carefully and quietly challenging.” – Alexander Kelly, Third Angel
Jamal Gerald is an artist and writer based in Leeds, UK. His work is conversational, unapologetic and provocative with a social message. Jamal’s practice is currently exploring African diaspora religions through a queer and pop culture viewpoint. He makes work that he wants to see, intending to take up space as a Black queer person. He is the Artistic Director of Dudaan (du-darn), a Black queer enterprise set up in November 2021. Dudaan produces Jamal’s work and creates opportunities, safe spaces and support systems for Black queer artists in the North of England.
Jamal has undertaken research in Montserrat and Trinidad and Tobago through support from Arts Council England. His work has also been shown at Kampnagel, SPILL Festival of Performance, Royal Court, Battersea Arts Centre and the Barbican. Jamal is a Recipient of a Jerwood Arts’ Live Work Fund Award (2021), Another Route Fellowship (2022), and was short-listed for the Adopt A Playwright Award (2023)
Arrival and accessibility information
Titanik-gallery is located in the ground level by Itäinen Rantakatu. In front of the gallery there’s a pedestrian street, 9cm above the street level. The closest ramp is situated at the Aura Bridge intersection, 70 meters from the gallery. The width of the gallery outside door is 90/155cm and inside door 81/163cm. The door is not automated, and it’s heavy to open. In the entrance there’s a threshold of 6cm. Titanik gallery staff will offer help with moving in, out and around the gallery space, if needed.
The work is based on discussion with Jamal and the individual participant (one at a time).
The language of the discussion is English.
Gallery’s toilet space is in use upon request. The width of the toilet door is 91cm. The toilet is relatively spacious. There’s a support bar on the wall next to the toilet seat. There’s an alarm cord in the toilet.
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