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What sound does the black atlantic make

Alberta Whittle

United Kingdom, 2019
12 minutes, 30 seconds, Colour, Stereo, 16:9
Original format: 4K Video / 2K Video / HD Video
Available formats: HD H.264 Digital File / HD ProRes File / DCP

Whittle’s 2019 filmwork What Sound Does the Blk Atlantic Make? departed from a visit to the archives of the North British Rubber Company, founded in Edinburgh in 1856 by American businessmen Henry Lee Norris and Spencer Thomas Parmelee. During early explorations of the material held in the company’s archives in the Ewart Library, in Dumfries, Scotland, slippages in terminology surrounding the materials under explorations became apparent—between Scotland and Barbados, and over the course of time