Re-Frame: A Commission In Residence is a collaboration between New Art Exchange and FABRIC, supporting an artist working in the field of dance, movement and/or choreography to experiment with cross disciplinary practice in the context of a visual art gallery and produce a new piece of work.
Solomon Berrio-Allen was in residence at NAE developing his project Our Acres.
Our Acres opens thought and space to the abundant riches that the ancestors of the diaspora awoke, amongst the indelible colonial history it endured.
The project explores a reclamation of the authorship and sovereignty of our diasporic body and to grow ground for our nature, healing and spirited expression.
It stands as a time for our body’s song and remembrance of our sacredness, power, beauty and spirited ways – calling to the lands of the body as a prime gateway for this unfolding and exploration.
The project opens to the notion of ‘a new plantation’ – sowing seeds for greater livity and liberation.
400 years on, a watering, contemporary imagining and listening of our ancestors’ acres – the body.
Re-Frame is co-produced by New Art Exchange and FABRIC and financially supported by Garrick Charitable Trust and Jerwood Arts Development Programme Fund – which champions transformational development opportunities for artists, curators and/or producers in their field and within the first 10 years of establishing their professional practice.