Watch the full recording of a provocative artists talk with Graham Fagen, Sonia Farmer, Anina Major, and John Beadle, the artists featured in the exhibition “We Suffer to Remain“. Moderated by curator Holly Bynoe, this talk took place at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas on 23 March, 2018.
“…”We Suffer to Remain” is a British Council collaborative project which looks at the legacy of slavery and its effects on The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean.
Bahamian artists John Beadle, Sonia Farmer and Anina Major, were invited to respond to Scottish artist, Graham Fagen’s epic poetic sound clash “The Slave’s Lament” and develop work as a call and response to Fagen’s project. During the conversation, artists spoke about the development of the unique projects while discussing the implications and realities of existing and thriving with the weight of history and colonisation.” In addition, they considered “how our meditation sounds like coming from the inside the Caribbean and how this counter-narrative builds on the erasure that often encapsulates the stories of our past and how this continues to shape and inform our Bahamas…”