Solomon Berrio-Allen begins his residency, January to April 2023 at New Art Exchange, Nottingham and FABRIC.
FABRIC’s research and creation residencies continue this season with Re-Frame, a Commission In Residence created by New Art Exchange (NAE) in Nottingham and FABRIC, designed to support an artist working in the field of dance, movement and/or choreography to experiment with cross disciplinary practice in the context of visual arts and to produce a new piece of work.
Current Re-Frame Residency Artist Solomon Berrio-Allen, who was announced last autumn, begins his residency this week at NAE and will be at the venue until 7 April. He will be using this time to develop his project Our Acres.
Solomon is an artist of motion, choreographer, and movement facilitator working in the field of dance. He describes the Our Acres as “opening thought and space to the abundant riches that the ancestors of the diaspora awoke, amongst the indelible colonial history it endured”.
As part of Solomon’s residency, there is a public event
MEET THE ARTIST: Solomon Berrio-Allen, THURSDAY 9 FEBRUARY, 6.30–8PM
NAE Performance Space – FREE
Join us to welcome Solomon Berrio-Allen as he begins his artist-in-residence programme with NAE and FABRIC this season. Solomon will introduce his residency research project, Our Acres, and invite attendees to share their personal reflections that might shape his thinking and ideas. Our Acres explores the reclamation of the ‘acres’ of land and the sense of sovereign power taken from the ancestors of the diaspora. With this indelible colonial history they endured, 400 years on, how does our body feel now? The work stands as a time for the diasporic body’s song, watering, authorship, healing and remembrance of our sacredness, power and beauty.
Later in Solomon’s Residency, it is hoped there will be further events – keep checking back and we’ll let you know