Pecha Kucha, Colonial legacy of Sugar, Call for Curators
On April 22, 2021, we were delighted with our first member Pecha Kucha. Five members were chosen through an open call to discuss their current and recent curatorial projects in the form of Pecha Kucha presentations: 20 slides are presented while a presenter has 20 seconds to comment on each slide, for a total presentation of 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
In our blog section, you can now follow the selection of three contributions, starting with Cécile Bourne-Farrell and her project “Colonial Legacy of sugar production”.
Colonial Legacy of sugar production
by Cécile Bourne-Farrell
April 22nd. 2021, Pecha Kucha
I have always considered artists, as much as curators, to be researchers.
For 25 Years, I have been working on the legacy of post-colonial narrations, from French, British and Lusophone perspectives. As the Windrush scandal unfolds itself here in the UK, the country where I have lived since 2013, I wanted to speak about my research on the notion of Sugar. This project aims to put in perspective the historical as much as the contemporariness of this material.
I have the pleasure to share here the work of three artists who have been addressing the Colonial Legacy of Sugar in their respective works. The artists are Julian Germain, Llona Németh and Julian Germain.
Part of this research has been published in close collaboration with Arts Cabinet editorial plateform.
Sugar is produced from leafy sugarcane crops and also from beetroot. It is sourced globally, from Africa and the Caribbean to Latin America, Oceania and Eastern Europe. Sugar has always been associated with slavery.