Derica Shields

An Attempt 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.

Commissioned for Boundary + Gesture, curated by Taylor Le Melle, Wysing Arts Centre, 2019.

Also exhibited as part of Working Progress at South London Gallery, 2020. 

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