No Safety Net Digital Presentation:
Streaming Jan 17 – Feb 13, 2023
salt:dispersed is the film adaptation of Selina Thompson’s award-winning work, salt.
In February 2016, two artists got on a cargo ship, and retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica, and back. Their memories, their questions, and their grief took them along the bottom of the Atlantic and through the figurative realm of an imaginary past. It was a long journey backwards, in order to go forwards. This show is what they brought back.
About the Artist
Selina Thompson (writer and performer) is an artist and writer whose work has been shown and praised internationally. Her practice is intimate, political and participatory with a strong emphasis on public engagement, which leads to provocative and highly visual work that seeks to connect with those historically excluded by the arts.
She was featured in “The Stage 100 Most Influential Leaders” in 2018 and awarded the “Forced Entertainment Award” in 2019. Credits include BBC Radio, the National Theatre Studio, and The National Theatre of Scotland as well as theaters across the UK, Europe, Brazil, North America, and Australia.
Selina has been described as ‘a force of nature’ (The Stage) and ‘an inspiration’ (The Independent). She believes in the power of art, though the industry is perhaps killing her slowly, and she is trying to build a life that feels like it embodies the changes she wants to make.
When she is not working, she is probably on the phone to her mum, in her quiet peaceful flat, surrounded by plants, her cat, and mountains of books.
Directed for film / Wendy Yee Man Wong
Sound / Guy Dowsett
DOP / João Luís Ribeiro
Producer / Selina Thompson Ltd., Battersea Arts Centre, and Arts Council England
Adapted from the original theater production salt:
Director / Dawn Walton
Design / Katherina Radeva
Lighting Design / Cassie Mitchell
Relights / Louise Gregory
Sound Design / Tanuja Amarasuriya
Music composition / Sleepdogs
Dramaturgical support / Maddy Costa and Season Butler
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