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Black Spatial Imaginaries

24-26 March


GSFF 2021 Online

Black Spatial Imaginaries streams live at 20.30 on Wednesday 24 March, then is available to view on demand for 48 hours.

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Returning to the festival after its first iteration in August 2020, this new chapter of Black Spatial Imaginaries continues the conversation of space as it relates to the Black experience and asks - who is allowed to inhabit the land, move freely, tell stories, speak truths, survive, thrive?

From the secret routes of the Underground Railroad in the USA, to the Black history bubbling just under the surface of Scottish history, via Senagelese farming practices and queer Black communities of Brazil, there is a solace that can be found in recognising that stories of desire, kinship, lostness, displacement, can be traced across and through lands. 

Curated by Natasha Thembiso Ruwona.

The programme is accompanied by a text written and recorded by Jade Montserrat about her film Clay.

The live stream of this programme will be followed by a live set by Glasgow-based DJ Plantainchipps.


The Uninhabitable Ones

A Brazilian contemporary dance company is about to debut its newest performance that addresses Black homosexuality

Spit on the Broom

​A surrealist documentary on the African American women's group the United Order of Tents.


​A performance developed from a project called The Rainbow Tribe, located in a space interrupted by borders.

A Terrible Fiction

​The first part of a new body of works exploring race and identity in an age of avatars, video games and DNA Ancestry testing.

Land Lot S7

Burning entrails of the fields suddenly appeared at dawn. Here man is alone.

  • Duration 1h25m
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