Blackouts: Invisible (Hi)stories and Collective Amnesia
Sandra Mujinga, Jeannette Ehlers and Christelle Oyiri
What does it mean to work with invisible (hi)stories? How do we manoeuvre through a situation marked by collective amnesia, and how does that affect how we take in information today? Is it always the responsibility of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) artists to retell the stories that have been erased? Does the amnesia repeat itself? Why is it difficult to access earlier (hi)stories told by and for BIPOC?
This discussion is organised in connection with the exhibition “SONW – Shadow of New Worlds” by Sandra Mujinga, shown in Bergen Kunsthall 22. November 2019 — 19. January 2020.
Photo Courtesy of the organisation