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  • Amber Ablett, Rehearsal for A Change Gonna Come, 2021, three-channel HD video installation, color, sound, 25 minutes. Installation view. Photo: Vegard Kleven.

    Amber Ablett, Rehearsal for A Change Gonna Come, 2021, three-channel HD video installation, color, sound, 25 minutes. Installation view. Photo: Vegard Kleven.

    Amber Ablett

    UKS - Unge Kunstneres Samfund

    “How should a bi-racial person with light skin express themselves about racial oppression . . . ?” asked Amber Ablett in the text for her recent show “Rehearsal for A Change Gonna Come.” This was the question underpinning the only work in the exhibition, a 2021 video installation of the same title, which consisted of three freestanding screens in the darkened exhibition space. Each screen showed the artist in front of a projection of a different amateur video in which a young Black person is singing. Their figures are superimposed on the body of the artist as she tries to copy their movements

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