Ashanti Harris Jumbies - postponed
**Due to the temporary closure of both Tramway & GTAC this residency has been postponed to a later date**
During her residency in The Work Room, Ashanti will be working Jumbies - a new collaborative performance to be presented as part of Glasgow International Festival of Art.
Jumbies is a collaborative ‘group-show-as-performance’ which weaves together the practices of dance and performance artist Ashanti Harris, textile designer Zephyr Liddell, and sound artist Patricia Panther. Each artist has produced work in response to Jacques Derrida’s concept of ‘hauntology’, an interrogation of the ways in which people, places and things are “haunted” by histories which are simultaneously neither present nor absent. Drawing from this concept, Jumbies is a live exploration of the visible and the invisible across intersecting art forms and artistic practices.
Taking its title from the jumbie – a Caribbean colloquial for ghost – the exhibition combines dance, sound, and printed textiles to create a space of layered fictions, alternate realities, apparitions and re-presentations. The performance is presented as a site specific installation accompanied by a publication produced in collaboration with independent Glasgow curators, Panel.