Date: 05 Jan 2017 - 05 Jan 2017
Time: 17:00:00 - 20:00:00
Location: I meter I
Hvid[mə] Archive AND LESLEY-ANN BROWN
At the opening of the exhibition Unravelings the exhibition space was almost empty except for a site specific installation by Annarosa Krøyer Holm and a collection of primarily decolonial texts created by Hvid[mə] Archive. The reason was to emphasize that I meter I is a discoursive space as much as an art space. The first two days of the exhibition Unravelings was dedicated to events, the first of which was an artist talk with the artists Annarosa Krøyer Holm and Miriam Haile, whom are behind Hvid[mə] Archive as well as a reading by Lesley-Ann Brown.
Hvid[mə] Archive is a multidisciplinary collection of texts and works, unfolding critical perspectives through a conceptualization of the old Danish noun hvidme. They want to deconstruct and problematize whiteness. In this sense, the archive is partly a linguistic manoeuvre to represent a vocabulary for discussion, and partly a room where critical perspectives on whiteness can be shared. Hvidme Archive is a polyphonic and tentative action that seeks to expose the white colour’s violence, the institutional power at play and the selective colonial memory.
Lesley-Ann Brown read excerpts from a series of works, started upon when she first moved to Copenhagen 18 years ago from Brooklyn. The reading was a mix of poetry and prose that included poems from her two volumes of poetry, entitled: The Organist’s Daughter and Black Girls On Mars, named after her now-retired blog of the same name.
In her work Lesley-Ann Brown approaches different subjects in her poetry, such as: home, womanhood, migration and identity.