After last week’s network woes which saw TWO postponements of Designing Worlds, we are able today to bring you our planned show!
We will be visiting the fascinating exhibition, The Middle Passage Experience, which is an amazing interactive presentation of the transportation of Africans to the Americas as slaves that occurred from the seventeenth century on.
In the first part of the show, Elrik and Saffia will be meeting the curator of the African end of the Experience, Tamsin Barzane, and exploring what happened in Africa and some of the background to the slave trade. This part if the exhibition, previously on Saminaka, which is also called “Nigeria in Africa”, is being hosted for the next month at Northpoint, outside the Designing Worlds studios, so that viewers of the show can come and visit it for themselves.
And Elrik and Saffia will be exploring the deeply moving Experience for themselves.
In the second half of the show, we will be meeting the artist Indea Vaher, who created the American installation, set in South Carolina, as well as Winn Wellman, the curator of the Museum of African-American Experience, where this part of the installation is now found.
You will be able to see the show live by joining our viewing party at the Designing Worlds studios on Northpoint. As always, there’s a special gift for everyone who comes to the studio, and an exhibition to see in our Hall outside – as well as seeing the Middle Passage Experience itself outside the building.