Tuesday Talks with Artists: Fabiola Santana

Tuesday Talks with Artists: Fabiola Santana


Join us virtually on Zoom each Tuesday during the series to hear from artists who will each share a film about what time means to their practice followed by a live Q&A discussion. The Tuesday Talks programme has been developed in collaboration with Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts at Lancaster University.  

Artist Fabiola Santana joins us for our online Tuesday Talk, sharing her work and research that explores grief, trauma and community building through performance.

Fabiola makes work to understand personal grief; generational and colonial trauma; care and the effects of its gaps; and community building through performance. She was born to a displaced Angolan mother and a Portuguese father, who grew up under a dictatorship. Fabiola's practice creates intimate spaces that invite participation where she works with the body, place, memory, ritual, communal actions - in domestic and public settings.

You can find more about our work with Fabiola - and specifically her recently installed permanent sound walk for Lancaster, A Walk for Grief, here.

Much participatory practice I have experienced is playful and joyous, and no less worthwhile for being so. What makes Fabiola’s piece [A Home for Grief] so distinctive is that it delves into difficult, sensitive, and often private issues, and does so with huge sensitivity and humanness. Her work is beautiful and also brave and intimate; it places ‘care’ at its big heart.

Alice Booth, Producer, Lancaster Arts