Amaal Said’s ‘If I Could Get to You’ is an audio-visual work that uses interviews, film and photography to explore the process of knowing our personal histories and documenting our experience of them.Audiences are invited to peer through the windows at Enter Gallery by night, to experience projected visual collages, and a series of soundscapes accessible via QR code.

The work seeks to address the distances between people and places and speaks to the idea of not being close enough to the histories we’re told. Centring on memory, what kinds of stories are told, and how those stories are passed down, it’s about what keeps us connected to family with entire lives abroad, and knowing them only through fragments.

Through projection, the ghost-like figures in the family archive gain a physical presence, and the sounds of notes, diaries, recipes, and voice memos collide to turn fragments into something whole again.

If I Could Get To You has been produced by Lighthouse and commissioned through Digital Democracies, a two-year programme led by Threshold Studios and supported by Arts Council England.

This work is also supported by Enter Gallery.

Brighton Digital Festival

29 October – 7 November

6:30 pm – 6:00 am  Enter Gallery, Brighton

 

         

Digital Democracies