This exhibition features a new film by multimedia artist Alberta Whittle made at the height of lockdown, and combines a collective of Scottish artists making socially active art in the wake of the pandemic.
The inspiring new film work, RESET explores developing fears of contagion, moral panic and xenophobia that have been magnified by the coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter movement and the climate crisis. The work was filmed in locations across Scotland such as Jupiter Artland and the artist’s hometown of Glasgow, as well as in South Africa and Barbados. The film calls for reflection on injustices and inspires hope and healing for the future.
Alberta Whittle’s film project will be accompanied by a group exhibition across Jupiter Artland’s outdoor and indoor spaces, featuring collaborators working in creative writing, music, performance and visual art. The project is part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2021 and Jupiter Artland’s Healing and Hostile Environment residency connecting artists from Scotland and the Caribbean.