Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s paintings often feature Black figures in moments of rest and stillness. Inspired by her work, and as a difficult and tiring year comes to a close, this collaborative performance encourages online audiences to experience a shared space of healing in Tate Britain’s galleries.
We invoke the Black. To Rest. is a performance by textile and performance artist Enam Gbewonyo and composer and sound artist Liz Gre. Please join them as they fuse sound and movement in an ode to Blackness and repose.
The event has been developed with support from Tate Collective Producers; Afeni Payne-Bonnick, Emem Usanga, Haris Ashraf, Iman Datoo, and Jasmine Pierre.
Introduction from Péjú Oshin, Curator (Young People’s Programmes)
Enam Gbewonyo is a textile and performance artist, curator as well as the Black British Female Artist (BBFA) Collective founder. Her practice investigates identity, womanhood, and humanity while also advocating craft’s healing benefits. Gbewonyo’s performances create live healing spaces that deliver the collective consciousness to a positive place of awareness.
Liz Gre is a composer and vocalist writing genre-less compositions with Black Women for Black Women. Her practice is rooted in storytelling and the viscerality of the imaginary. Currently, she is a PhD student at City, University of London studying how ethnographic composition can best answer questions around the Black Woman immigrant/ex-pat/trans-national identity.
Tate Collective is supported by Jean and Melanie Salata with additional support from Garfield Weston Foundation, The Rothschild Foundation, and Tate Patrons
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly In League With The Night is supported by Denise Coates Foundation, with additional support from the Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Exhibition Supporters Circle, Tate Americas Foundation, Tate International Council, Tate Patrons and Tate Members