If I could name you myself (I would hold you forever)

Digital

2021, in production

Artist Film Commission for HOME, Manchester with Jessica El Mal.

Creole slave women used cotton root bark as an abortifacient and means of reproductive agency. The very crop for which they were forced into labour, they used to defy a lineage of servitude. Beneath the inherent violence of the slave economic system we find quiet resistance and moments of deep, loving rebellion. If I could name you myself (I would hold you forever)  is in memoriam of this legacy. 

Hope 

Strickland