Bethem Gallery - Black Men's Minds
Friday 29 April 2022
10:00 to 17:00
Bethlem Gallery, 27 April - 7 May 2022
Open 10am – 5pm, Wednesday – Friday, including first and last Saturdays of the month.
Black Men’s Minds by artist and psychotherapist Stephen Rudder is a stream-of-conscious exploration of masculinity, power and culture through lived experience.
Presented for the first time in a mental health context, the site-specific installation interweaves spoken word, original footage, and found and archival imagery with a sound score developed from the frequencies of psychotropic medications.
Collaging images and video footage of Ghana and the Cape Coast, the sea, London Bridge and the streets of Brixton, the work draws out symbolic representations of racial trauma, racism and slavery, underlying presences in Black men’s perceptions of themselves and their experiences of the perceptions of Black men from others.
Black Men's Minds will be screened at timed intervals, please check the website before visiting.
Screening times: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
The video installation lasts 16 minutes and is followed by a free cup of tea/coffee in our studio space with an opportunity to decompress, have a chat and write or draw your responses.
Bethlem Gallery, Monks Orchard Road