In Focus: Danielle Brathwaite Shirley
Open City Documentary Festival Expanded Realities, 7-12 September 2023

Co-curated with Lucy Wardley, In Focus: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley presented three recent digital works by the artist in London for the first time, covering formats ranging from film to interactive video games. The exhibition marked the first retrospective programme of the artist’s work and was the festival’s first In Focus programme to feature an expanded realities artist.

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is a London-based artist working across media including moving image, animation, performance and print. Using a range of digital tools, particularly early 3D game engines, Brathwaite-Shirley’s practice creates worlds that serve as archives of black trans experiences designed for black trans audiences in the present and future.

More information about the exhibition, the works presented and a new essay on Brathwaite-Shirley’s practice by artist and curator April Lin 林森 can be found here.