Chapter I - This narrative of Brighton is counter to the conventional story of Brighton related to Kings and Princes and of the healing qualities of the sea.
This is a story told through the lens of the historic pursuits on the high seas, of resources and contested sovereignties which gave rise to the building of Georgian England financed in part, by the largest enforced migration in history.
On walking Brighton’s coastal reach, there is opportunity to contemplate the nature of Brighton's involvement in the Transatlantic slave trade.
This work is designed to be viewed in immersive spaces.
It is British, historic point of origin, at the Court of Elizabeth I, sees Brighton, West / East Africa, and the African Caribbean connected through time and place.
It is these latent traces of the past which finds itself secreted, just under the surface of the city's history today.
This work sets out to examine the silence of that history and to make a place in the archive for a new voice.
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