A woman lying on a stone floor
Alberta Whittle, RESET, 2020, video; 32 min. Courtesy of the artist and Copperfield, London. Installation view, An apology, a pill, a ritual, a resistance, Remai Modern, 2021.

Hit RESET with the work of Alberta Whittle

Alberta Whittle’s work is on view in the SaskTel Theatre as part of the exhibition An apology, a pill, a ritual, a resistance. Whittle lives and works in Glasgow and Barbados. She is an artist, researcher and curator, and is a Research Associate at The University of Johannesburg. Her film RESET was created during the COVID-19 pandemic and responds to anti-blackness across geographies. Beginning with a meditative breathing exercise, the film calls on audiences to be more than passive viewers, and to critically reflect on entangled histories of racism, xenophobia and fears of contagion. The “reset” signalled by the work’s title elicits both a state of exhaustion and the potential for transformative change.