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Zinzi Minott Fi Dem V 2022 Installation view at FACT Image by Rob Battersby WEB RES61

Artist Talk + Q&A with Zinzi Minott

FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ
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Foyer Gallery, Ground Floor


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Part of the Radical Ancestry season

Join exhibiting artist Zinzi Minott in conversation with Maitreyi Maheshwari, Head of Programme at FACT, as they unpack Zinzi’s practice and discuss her new commissioned artwork. This artist talk will include a Q&A.

Since 2018, artist and dancer Zinzi Minott (UK) has released a new version of her annual series Fi Dem. These moving-image works explore both the histories of the Windrush Generation, and broader histories and experiences of Blackness, migration, and living in the diaspora. Each iteration is a visual manifestation of a year lived: lives moved and moving. Within Let the Song Hold Us, we present the 2022 instalment: Fi Dem V - A Redemptive Song, developed in response to Liverpool.

Focusing on the city's Caribbean community, Minott explores Liverpool’s history as a port and its part in the Atlantic slave trade, as well as amplifying the current struggles of Merseyside's Windrush community. Moments of dance, celebration and joy are contrasted and glitched with archival footage of the arrival of the Windrush generation, and discussion around the uncertain future of a community Caribbean Centre - highlighting the precarity perpetuated by political and civic systems in the UK.

Fi Dem V - A Redemptive Song is commissioned by FACT with funds from Arts Council England and Liverpool City Council. With thanks to The Merseyside Caribbean Centre, and Windrush Pioneers Network, along with Zinzi Minott’s, family, friends and creative team.

Korakrit Arunanondchai and Alex Gvojic Songs for living 2021 Installation view at FACT Image by Rob Battersby WEB RES 25


Let the Song Hold Us



An exhibition of new immersive artworks that explore how music and song bring together the family and collective histories we inherit. Featuring Korakrit Arunanondchai, Zinzi Minott, Larissa Sansour, Søren Lind, Tessa Norton, Ebun Sodipo and Rae-Yen Song.

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