Ghosting (Roshini Kempadoo) reflects the traces and interconnections between Caribbean culture, Britain, and elsewhere through a multimedia artwork of spoken word and landscape in movement.
Ghosting invites you to re-consider the imaginary plantation through the characters of Victoria May, Mary Louise, Ram, Elsie, and others. Their stories may be less familiar to us and further in the back of our minds, but we know them. Their characters are not often written about as part of plantation life, nor is their history so readily derived from the historical documents or photographs. These fragmented, disjointed stories are imagined for the majority persons who constituted the plantation and who were brought up in, worked on, and lived besides the plantation. In this image of the plantation, there was no choice, there was no escaping it – after all, it was the reason for being in Trinidad, and in becoming Trinidadian.