The multi-award-winning film His House (2020) depicts the harrowing experience of two asylum-seekers tormented by a sinister force in their new English residence. The film metaphorizes the antiblack system haunting Britain, and invites important questions: how do we dismantle the racially oppressive structures that determine our everyday existence? What would a society without such structures look like? How do we tear down His House and build Our Home?
Drawing from Gothic, Horror and Afrofuturist traditions, Dr Maisha Wester has curated a virtual exhibition that showcases a range of artistic responses to this question. His House to Our Home features visual art, film, creative writing and music from commissioned artists and community contributors; all of whom use the arts to imagine a renewed British society, free from racial oppression.
This free exhibition will be available online through Kuntsmatrix, via The University of Sheffield’s digital platform, from the 19 November. Come back soon for the link.
A celebration launch will take place at Theatre Deli, Sheffield, on 18 November. Find out more here.