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Portrait of a man

Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance

Which stories get remembered, and why? This exhibition explores some new stories from history – stories that help us to separate fact from fiction and history from myth.

A collage of film stills

Fear & Yearning (and the sliver in between)

Mon 7 August - Fri 15 September

Alison Richard Building

Through digital videos and related images, both intensely present and intensely absent, this exhibition expresses emotions that wobble between intense fears and yearning for something other.

The ‘slivers’ are the more comfortable moments between feeling fear and wanting something other for oneself or for humanity. The struggle to exist in the moment when, somewhere, the grass is always seeming greener. The fear of not having credibility, or autonomy, or a voice that is recognised. The fear of never amounting to much, to submitting to the subjugation of women, or not fighting one’s corner. The terror and desire of motherhood, resisting ambivalence. Yearning and fighting for progress. A desire to widen the slivers.

This exhibition connects the dots between two recent film projects by Jane Glennie: Because Goddess is Never Enough created with Rosie Garland, and a series of films made with Toby Martinez de las Rivas (developed from poetry published in his recent book Floodmeadow) and sound artist Neda Milenova Mirova. The films are playing in a loop on the screen on the ground floor, while the plinths and walls on all levels of the Alison Richard Building include film stills, images, and materials leading towards, or derived from, these film works.

Join us for a film screening and panel conversation to close the exhibition on 14 September 2023 at 17:30 (https://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/39413/)

Cost: free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Enquiries: Judith Weik Website Email: jw571@cam.ac.uk


In person

9:00am-5:00pm on weekdays from Monday 7 August until Friday 15 September (except on Bank Holidays)

All times

Mon 7 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 8 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 9 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 10 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 11 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 14 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 15 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 16 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 17 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 18 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 21 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 22 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 23 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 24 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 25 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 29 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 30 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 31 August 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 1 September 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 4 September 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 5 September 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 6 September 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 7 September 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 8 September 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 11 September 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 12 September 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 13 September 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 14 September 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 15 September 9:00AM - 5:00PM


Address: Alison Richard Building
Sidgwick Site
7 West Road
United Kingdom
Email: jw571@cam.ac.uk