Hope Strickland is an artist-filmmaker and researcher from Manchester, UK. Her practice is concerned with Maroon Ecologies and fosters ancestral connections across disparate landscapes. I’ll Be Back! documents the story of rebel slave François Mackandal. In 1758, Mackandal was condemned to be burned at the stake, not only for crimes but for his radical powers of metamorphosis. Filmed in archives and museums across the UK, I’ll Be Back! looks at a series of collections that hold objects of colonial violence. It examines institutional practices and reconsiders the distance between myth, history and systemic power.
Image Credit: Hope Strickland, Still from I’ll Be Back!, (2022). 10 min. 58 sec.