between a whisper and a cry
Alberta Whittle, 2019, 41 min
Alberta Whittle’s practice aims to develop a visual, oral and textual language to question accepted Western constructs of history and society. At the time Whittle began making between a whisper and a cry, 2019, the Caribbean had experienced three consecutive years of devastating hurricanes and storms. The work speaks of memory, trauma and tensions between the land, the sea and the weather, revealing the precarity and privilege of geography. The soundtrack and visuals seek to evoke the feeling of being caught and submerged within a wave, asking us to consider our bodies as falling beneath the threshold, and how we can come up for air when the current is dragging us under.