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Net//Work Exhibition:
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley presents new video, image and game works as part of the Net//Work Exhibition.

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About Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley works predominantly in animation, sound, performance and video games to communicate the experiences of being a Black Trans person. Their practice focuses on recording the lives of Black Trans people, intertwining lived experience with fiction to imaginatively retell Trans stories.

Spurred on by a desire to record the “History of Trans people both living and past,” their work can often be seen as a Trans archive where Black Trans people are stored for the future: “Throughout history, Black queer and Trans people have been erased from the archives. Because of this it is necessary not only to archive our existence, but also the many creative narratives we have used and continue to share our experiences.” Danielle’s work has been shown in Science Gallery, Barbican, Tate, Les Urbains as well as being part of the BBZ Alternative Graduate Show at the Copeland Gallery. An online component of their work can often be found here.

Net//Work Exhibition and Residency

The Net//Work Exhibition brings together the practices of Net//Work Residency artists Leyya Mona Tawil, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley and Uma Breakdown. From games to interactive audio, the exhibition will present these very different practices through the connections and reciprocity formed between the artists. Net//Work was a four-week residency 18 January - 14 February 2021 developed in partnership with British Council offering artists a period of reflection, research, practice, skills exchange and professional networking opportunities focused on digital artistic practices and technologies. Wysing worked with artists Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Uma Breakdown, Nikissi Serumaga and Leyya Mona Tawil with support from David Blandy. Digital Arts Studios joined with Golden Thread Gallery and Momentum Berlin to host Rita Adib, Mohamed Abdel Gawad, Tim Shaw and Maya Chowdhry. Artists took part in a programme of activities including peer-to-peer exchange, mentoring, group critiques and presentations.

For more information about the Net//Work Residency, click here.

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