Sunday, March 20, 2016

Unpick - work in progress

Unpick from Beverley Bennett on Vimeo.

Unpick is a work in progress, a video based piece which explores the narratives of the post Windrush generation.
Bennett’s hands are seen unpicking string vest fabric. Audio accompanies in the piece in the form of an interview Bennett conducts with her mother about her life in Jamaica and the life she has subsequently built in England.The telling of the story is fragmented with a broken timeline, mirroring the way Bennett decides to unpick sections of the fabric. As the piece continues the fabric begins to fray and disintegrate.