Zinzi Minott’s work focuses on the relationship between dance, bodies and politics. Minott explores how dance is perceived through the prisms of race, queer culture, gender and class. She is specifically concerned with the place of Black women’s bodies within the form, as both a dancer and artist. Bloodsound examines ideas of broken narrative, disturbed lineage and how the use of the glitch can help us to consider notions of racism one experiences through the span of a Black life. Minott is interested in telling Caribbean stories and highlighting the histories of those enslaved and the resulting migration of the Windrush Generation.
Image Credit: Zinzi Minott, Untitled (detail). From Bloodsound, (2022). Photo: Matthew Arthur Williams. Dimensions variable.