Fi Dem II is part of the continued investigation into Blackness and Diaspora and the first of a body of work that will be made annually on the anniversary of the Empire Windrush docking in the UK 22nd June 1948.
Minott reflects on the first National Windrush Day which sits in the middle of UK Pride Month and seems to get lost amongst its longer established contemporary. What does this mean for those like her, Black British first and second generation children and grandchildren of Windrush migrants who are LGBTQI+? This work also questions whose labour is it to remember this day? More specifically, the work of her maternal Grandmother Doreen Haynes, a nurse of 52 years.
Fi Dem II screens as part of Inglan My Inglan: United Kingdom Shorts on Saturday, February 8 at 6:00pm.
Zinzi Minott’s work focuses on the relationship between dance, bodies and politics. Strongly identifying as a dancer, she seeks to complicate the boundaries of dance and the place of black female bodies within the form. Her work explores how dance is perceived through the prisms of race, queer culture, gender and class. Zinzi is interested in the space between dance and other art forms, and though her practice is driven through dance, the outcomes range from performance and live art to sound, film and video, dances and object-based work.
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