Fi Dem 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.
The piece moves through Minott’s personal diasporic journeys and takes this moment of Windrush Day to focus on those that move and have been moved. Those who stay and cannot leave and all of the slippage in between.
Shifting between personal and community moments of loss and joy that sits at the border she hopes this work can add to a conversation about these experiences.
Fi Dem 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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