Join us for a preview of the new Spike Island exhibitions: Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer with Oba: Nosferasta and Candice Lin: Pigs and Poison.
Spike Island presents Nosferasta, a major new film commission by Brooklyn-based filmmakers Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer. Nosferasta is the first iteration of a Rastafarian vampire film starring and co-written by Oba, a Trinidadian artist and musician based in Brooklyn.
A major new commission by LA-based artist Candice Lin that expands her ongoing research into marginalised histories, colonial legacies and the materials that link them. Combining materials as diverse as opium poppy, bone black pigment and lard, the exhibition weaves together wide-ranging stories of migration, biological warfare, and British and American colonial relationships with China to explore how Asian people have often been defined in relationship to animality, contagion, and the inhuman.
On Friday 4 February, enjoy our new exhibitions alongside openings at Arnolfini (7–9pm) for Paula Rego: Subversive Stories and Donna Huanca : CUEVA DE COPAL (Hermetic Cave).
Admission is free, with no need to book. It’s around a 15-minute walk between Arnolfini and Spike Island.
Nosferasta is commissioned and produced by Spike Island, Bristol and Gasworks, London and is part of the European Cooperation project 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, co-funded by Creative Europe and the Royal College of Art. The film is also supported by Creative Capital and Cinereach.
Pigs and Poison is commissioned by Spike Island, Bristol; Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth and Guangdong Times Museum. It is part of the West of England Visual Arts Alliance programme, supported by Arts Council England.