Straight from the very wonderful Attenborough Centre in Leicester Amartey Golding is as good as his word with next stop in Portsmouth TONIGHT for an impromptu and totally one off screening of his new films which continue the Chainmail Project. Jack House Gallery in Old Portsmouth will be screening these short films in the gallery for just one night specially for what Amartey calls the ‘Portsmouth Posse’. We’ve interviewed Amartey and seen his exhibitions previously and his work is innovative, provocative, exciting and not to be missed.
‘At a time when legacies of exploitation such as race, gender and class are at the forefront of national conversation, Is it just me, or is it you? offers an honest and self implicating observation. Using an all black male cast and my own experience of being black British as an entry point to the subject, Is it just me or is it you? creates a fictional world of archetypes and ceremonies, where we can observe and scrutinize the drivers that may have led us to this point.’ – Amartey Golding
‘Is it just me, or is it you?‘ by Amartey Golding TONIGHT, doors open at 6pm for a pre-movie drink and the 3 short films will be screened starting 6.30pm. There are sure to be some lively discussion afterwards!
Amartey Golding was born in London in 1988 and studied Art and Design, 2005-2006, and Architecture, 2007-2010, at Central Saint Martins. During his childhood Amartey’s family moved house regularly, not only to various contrasting communities in London but also overseas to Ghana, West Africa. These experiences of continuous fluidity and movement have undoubtedly influenced Amartey’s artwork. Find out more about Amartey HERE.