Sweet Waters: sense-ing legacies of slave-ownership.

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Bath, UK

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Sweet Waters is walking with legacies of British slave-ownership, revealing reluctant heritage. Water. Life. Trade.
A cycle of participatory performative walks and creative dialogues in Bath and along the River Avon.
From rain to river to sea to sky and back: walking-with heritage, memories, silences, absences, stories, relics…..
making the return thinking with our whole bodies .. shame, race, exile, sugar, tobacco, cotton, war…

An ongoing project.

Sweet Waters: starting points uses a clip from an interview Sarah Connolly did with Richard White. The video offers an overview of the project ideas in particular the mashing of the ‘triangular trade’ with a memory of the watercycle. Sarah did the interview as part of an Avon Stories podcast walking a section of the River Avon on the edge of Bristol.

Richard White

Richard White

Freelance walking and multimedia artist/researcher Richard White devises, curates and hosts walks involving listening, sensing, making and asking questions. His participatory performative practice, Walknow, explores accountability and seeks to develop res...

Near Bath, UK

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