new exhibitions

The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1NB
01702 534 108

Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4

Southend Victoria Station Southend Central Station


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Sep 12, 2020 - Jan 17, 2021
Having lost all our history, we needed a way to bring it back. So we resurrected our Black Trans ancestors using the most advanced technology we had. Those that were resurrected now live out their second life in a digital environment built to sustain them. However when this environment begins to be appropriated for trans tourism, a group of Black Trans people decide to form a team to prevent the exploitation of the archive.
Resurrection Lands is a new online game by Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley about the effects of Trans Tourism and how to protect those who are most at risk of being erased by history. Here speculative fiction is used to re-imagine those from the past that we have lost. The act of crafting Pro Black and Trans environments can help us visualise futures that seek to appreciate Black-Trans existence. A world that is healthy for Black Trans people to live in. Challenging the idea of what an archive can be and how they are accessed, Resurrections Lands offers an alternative look into what it means to archive someone that history once erased.


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