Spike Island: Zinzi Minott

Spike Island: Zinzi Minott

Now showing on the Spike Island website: Fi Dem III: Ancestral Interference is a newly commissioned video work by artist and dancer Zinzi Minott.

Fi Dem III: Ancestral Interference invokes the HMT Empire Windrush's mid-century voyage from Jamaica to London - except now we see it placed explicitly alongside the emblems of the transatlantic slave trade. Minott is aware of the slave ship's hold, stretching across centuries of Black Caribbean history into the present; an image of Covid-19 statistics overlaid atop a slave ship diagram tells us as much. But the artist also turns our attention to the legacies of Black Caribbean life, sound, resistance and communion within its diaspora.