Lecture: “Love for the Dead: The Libidinal Economy of Post-race Conviviality”
at Genealogy of Amnesia Symposium, November 8-10, 2018 (mumok, Vienna/Austria)
This talk explores UK post-race amnesia by looking at the written gifts left at the grave of “Little Black Sambo” by walkers which profess love for the Black long-dead. The discussion looks at how white love can be violent consumption when it erases the fact of Black enslavement in the UK within the necessity for tolerant- deracinated conviviality in our post-race times.
Shirley Anne Tate is specialized in the areas of institutional racism and black identity. She is the UK’s first Professor of Race and Education, appointed at the Leeds Beckett’s Carnegie School of Education.
Place: mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (Austria)
Filming: Valerija Zabret
Editing: Marina Gržinić, Valerija Zabret