Derica Shields
writer & researcher

An Attepmt to Meet An Enslaved and Sometimes Free Woman Named Mary Hylas & How Her Children Ran With It (1754–2019)



Three audio text fragments that examine property law as debated and lived during what is called Britain’s era of abolition. More documentation of this project here.

Created for the group show ‘boundary + gesture’ curated by Taylor Le Melle, Wysing Arts Centre, 2019. Also exhibited as part of ‘Working Progress’ at South London Gallery, 2020.