On October 21, 2022 we were honored that Artlantic chose to screen our award winning film, Fireburn the Documentary, as a part of their Fireburn commemorative event. This free event was in memory of the Fireburn Queens: Queen Mary Thomas, Queen Agnes Salomon, Queen Mathilda McBean and Queen Susanna Abramsen AKA “Bottom Belly.”
In support of Artlantic’s mission, Fireburn Heritage donated copies of Fireburn the Screenplay, James and the Fireburn, along with Fireburn the Documentary, so that Artlantic can place them in libraries throughout Denmark. This will allow the people of Denmark access to these products that reflect on the event known as the Fireburn, which took place when the current day US Virgin Islands were the Danish West Indies.
Artlantic is a non-profit organization that produces and curates art/cultural clusters that reflect upon Denmark’s participation in the transatlantic trade of enslaved Africans. Artlantic seeks to utilize the arts and cultural clusters to create trans-spaces, which are not bound to the specific time and place of the colonial period. These trans-spaces are where unsettled processes, as a result of colonialism, can transmute, transpose, translate, transmit, transform and ultimately transcend suffering as a form of healing.
Healing through Art and Cultural Clusters