ArchiveTalks & Events

Dominique White and Taylor Le Melle in conversation

11 Jul 2024 6.30-8pm

Whitechapel Gallery
London E1 7QX


Join artist Dominique White in conversation with writer and curator Taylor Le Melle for an event exploring her new commission, Deadweight which poetically navigates traumatic histories of the transatlantic slave trade through a sculptural meditation on the shipwreck.  

The new commission weaves together concepts of Afrofuturism, Afro-pessimism and Hydrarchy – philosophies central to White’s research and artistic practice. Her work envisions an Afro future, located outside of traditional utopian science fiction, in an oceanic realm with the potential to offer fluid, rebellious realities, liberated from capitalist and colonial influence.  

Deadweight was developed from White’s winning proposal for the ninth edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women and realised during a six-month residency organised by Collezione Maramotti.


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