Mission//Misplaced Memory

Image from a past mission, courtesy the artists; photo: Diana Agunbiade-Kolawole
Mission//Misplaced Memory (Trevor Mathison, Gary Stewart, Zaynab Bunsie); photo by Tom Hall
Mission//Misplaced Memory in conversation at Arts Catalyst, November 2017
Dreamed Native Ancestry [DNA]; photo by Tom Hall
Mission//Misplaced Memory was founded in 2014 by writer, broadcaster, performer, artist and coach Gaylene Gould of arts company writetalklisten in collaboration with Gary Stewart and Trevor Mathison of Dubmorphology, an interdisciplinary artist and research group. The current writetalklisten producer is Zaynab Bunsie. It is a site-specific, Afrofuturist-inspired project that uses research, performance, sound and visual installation to explore the ways personal and collective memory shape one another. Diasporan learning coupled with artistic practice is employed to frame radical conversational spaces. Its first Mission Ship landing was at Tate Britain in 2015 with subsequent Missions at The Tate Modern, the V&A Museum of Childhood and Selfridges. Mission//Misplaced Memory aims to redefine the concept of a think tank into an accessible, dynamic and provocative creative space, bringing people from different backgrounds together to help make important transformational shifts happen in society.