Exhibition Tour: Lubaina HimidLed by Libita Clayton, artist
Libita Clayton leads a tour of the exhibition responding to the influence of theatre and performance on Lubaina Himid’s work.
Libita Clayton graduated from Wimbledon College of Art in 2009 with a BA (hons) in Print and Digital Media. She has gone on to have a collaborative practice that plays with approaches to performance, black(ness) white(ness) and class(ness) on the dance floor.
Recent projects include: RESIST FLOW (WOC curated by Gal-Dem) Victoria & Albert Museum, London; 1,2,1,2, //// black- voices - opera (Black British Classical Foundation) connected with the exhibition Jamaican Pulse, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol; FORGET THAT GUY (message from a freedom fighter), Beyond Words, BookWorks, Hull Freedom Festival and James Rickett Trust commission, Hull Central library; In the Absence of Ruins there will be Innovation, (Speakeasy Southwest Network), a project connected with John Akomfrah's exhibition Vertigo Sea, Arnolfini, Bristol; BS2; RESIST & REVOLT, BLACK HISTORY - LIVE TRANSMISSION, BEEF, part of the Art Weekender Bristol & Bath, Black History Month, Bristol (all 2016).
Upcoming projects: Tactical Interventions: Diaspora Platform, Palazzo Pisani a Santa Marina, Italy, (2017); Howling Owl: New Year New Noise 4, CLAY-TON-RAW-SON (bland choreography), Arnolfini, Bristol (both 2017.)
Lubaina Himid (b. 1954, Zanzibar, Tanzania) lives and works in Preston, Lancashire.