Workshop: Mythologies of Memory by Rieko Whitfield

13 May, 2022
– 13 May, 2022

Mythologies of Memory is a writing workshop and guided meditation led by multidisciplinary artist Rieko Whitfield.

Participants are invited to unravel the illusion of the self, decolonise lived experience from the hegemony of linear time, and employ propositional storytelling to navigate the mythologies of personal identity within shared political landscapes. Memories, affect, and the ritual of writing open portals to reimagining collective narratives.

Rieko Whitfield weaves immersive worlds with speculative mythologies in her tentacular practice spanning performance, moving image, installation, sculpture, music, and text. Her storytelling decentres narratives of Western, capitalist individualism toward beyond-human collectivism. She is an MA graduate of the Royal College of Art and founding director of the performance art platform Diasporas Now.

*Note: Participants don’t need any prior experience of writing or meditation. The workshop will take place outdoors, weather dependent, and participants will be seated on the ground, but chairs will be provided according to comfort needs. The workshop may involve some movement around the space but this is not a requirement for participation.

Space is limited, and RSVP is required.



This workshop is part of Grace Ndiritu – An Absolute River (11 May – 16 Jul 2022), curated by students from the MA Curating Contemporary Art Programme as part of the Graduate Projects 2022, Royal College of Art, in partnership with LUX.

Portrait of Rieko Whitfield



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