Fresh Milk X has been announced

By Annalee Davis Friday, February 1st, 2013 Categories: ARC Partners, Updates
 

FRESH MILK X will be held on Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 5:30-7:00pm at the Milking Parlour Studio, St. George, Barbados. Taking the platform at FRESH MILK X is Grenadian artist Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe, Fresh Milk’s current artist in residence. She will be screening her new short film featuring Barbadian actor and Managing Director of Mustardseed Productions Varia Williams.

Fresh Milk X flyer

Fresh Milk X flyer

Malaika’s Concept:

This short film will paint a portrait of a woman in her late twenties/thirties and her navigation, not so much through her life, but through her thoughts about her life.  It will be an intimate meandering through the disjointed waters of her daily internal dialogue. As Stuart Hall has written, the past “…is always constructed through memory, fantasy, narrative and myth.” The site of this interpretation of our past experiences, and those of the people around us, is always located in the present. So, our moments of “now” are constantly occupied with reinterpretations and reshuffling of our past in relation to what we are encountering anew. This film seeks to explore the complex and ever fluctuating relationships that we have with our experiences and the sense of being/ego that is built around these experiences. What snippets of society/family/relationships run through our daily thoughts? What perceptions of our past, and potential future, blur our experiencing of our present moments? How do we find a balance between a blur and a necessary reflection/planning? Can we clear space and opt for neither, for just a moment of experience without constant interpretation?

Barbadian actress Varia Williams in collaboration with Grenadian artist Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe for her residency at Fresh Milk. Photograph courtesy of the artist

Barbadian actress Varia Williams in collaboration with Grenadian artist Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe for her residency at Fresh Milk. Photograph courtesy of the artist

Yardie Boy Theatre Presents: Prisoner

FRESH MILK X will also feature a reading of an excerpt from the play ‘PRISONER’, written by Kupakwashe, Barbadian actor and founder of Yardie Boy Theatre, and performed by Kupakwashe and Barbadian actor/director Russell Watson.

About Prisoner:

Set in prison, John a convicted murderer is on death row being guarded by his older and unforgiving brother Winslow. A 25 minute play full of intensity, graphic in nature and volatile in words. Prisoner is a socio-political play that rides on the themes of ‘big brother is watching’ and ‘being a brother’s keeper’.

Yardie Boy Theatre presents Prisoner.

Yardie Boy Theatre presents Prisoner.

About Yardie Boy Theatre:

Yardie Boy Theatre is a young emerging theatre group dedicating to showcasing Barbadian/Caribbean stories through the medium of theatre. Their works are very social and political and seeks to be the voice of a generation.

NB: This performance contains content of an adult nature and is not suitable for children.

There will be a talk held after the performance and screening with all the participants, where they will engage in conversation about the work and take questions from the audience. Event is free and open to the public. For more information visit Fresh Milk.

Annalee Davis
Annalee Davis

Annalee Davis lives and works as a Visual Artist in Barbados. She writes a monthly column for the e-newspaper, Barbados Today and is a part-time tutor in the Art Department at the Barbados Community College. Davis produces installations, builds objects and works with video. She is the founder and director of the artist-led initiative and cultural experiment FRESH MILK more of which can be learned about at www.freshmilkbarbados.wordpress.com and on Facebook at FreshMilkBarbados.