Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop presents a new commission from Scotland based artist Ashanti Harris. Taking the novel Signposts of the Jumbie (1981), written by Faustin Charles, as a starting point, Harris will interlace ideas of communal and grassroots cultural production with her research and long personal experience of West Indian Carnivals.
Through the lens of the Caribbean Carnival and associated collective making, Ashanti Harris has developed a series of sculptural and performance works that play with the peripheralities of cultural identity.
Ashanti Harris is a multi-disciplinary artist, teacher and researcher. Working with dance, performance, facilitation, film, installation and writing, Ashanti’s work disrupts historical narratives and re-imagines them from a Caribbean diasporic perspective.
EVENTS: Ashanti Harris has developed a performance that activates the sculptural elements of her installation – catch performances on Friday 29 July at 8pm as part of the the preview (7 – 9pm), then Saturdays 30 July, 13 August, and 27 August at 1pm.
This work has been funded and supported by Art Fund, Creative Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council.