Ashanti Harris is a multi-disciplinary artist and researcher. Working with dance, performance, facilitation, sound, installation and writing, Ashanti’s work disrupts historical narratives and reimagines them from a Caribbean diasporic perspective. Recent commissions and exhibitions include: Jerwood Staging Series 2022, Jerwood Arts, London (2022); Dancing a Peripheral Quadrille, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh (2022), An Exercise in Exorcism, GoMA, Glasgow (2021) Opening Night, Timehri Film Festival, Georgetown (2021), JUMBIES, Glasgow International, Glasgow (2021); This Woman’s Work, Third Horizon Film Festival, Miami (2021); Miraculous Noise, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg (2021); OHCE, Radiophrenia, 87.9fm (2020); Being Present, OGR, Torino (2020); In The Open, The Common Guild, Glasgow (2020).

Ashanti is a former Cove Park resident and a member of Cove Park’s Associates programme. During this residency Ashanti will be developing research for a new project under the working title of “Walking with the Ancestors” which explores Caribbean Carnival procession as an act of joy and healing. The research will contribute to a new performance work for Take Me Somewhere Festival 2023.

Image: You are stood on a harbour looking out into the dark water…, performance by Ashanti Harris 2022, image by Hydar Dewachi.