‘D’ is for DUTTY

Dutty Lingo at The ‘D’ Word - exploring the sub-cultural lexicon of urban tribes.

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Audiences attending The ‘D’ Word at The Unicorn Theatre on May 11th will be treated to a special Dutty Lingo visual display mixed especially for the event.

Dutty Lingo is a multi-media arts installation, oral history, cultural exploration, and special event project originally created by artist and creative producer Michael Barnes-Wynters in response to a commission from Tate Modern in 2012.

Through a series of residencies Dutty Lingo uses moving image, film, spoken word and music to explore the impact and influence of the tiny island of Jamaican on the people across the UK from the 1950’s through to the present day; its impact on creativity, culture and counter culture, the influence of artistic icons and fashion and how its changed the way we speak and dress.

Since 2012, The Museum of Club Culture (Hull) has commissioned a Dutty Lingo Freedom installation during the city’s Freedom Festival 2014 and special edits created for short film festivals in South Africa and Berlin.

The story continues…


Michael Barnes-Wynters

Michael Barnes-Wynters is Bristol born of Jamaican parentage and is that rare ambidextrous breed who blurs provocative visual arts practice with performative interventions. Radio broadcaster, culturally savvy instigator and charismatic creative producer , he has an infectious passion for contributing to cultural innovation.

His extensive experience in successfully designing, producing, touring and delivering many inspired cross-platform artistic programmes and productions in unsanctioned sites, arts venues, virtual and public realm spaces whilst continuing to produce life-changing skills and mentoring programmes, has provided professional development for numerous emerging and established artists, including the likes of music maker, artist and tea shop proprietor, Mr Scruff.

He has performed internationally and has been commissioned by the likes of MoMA (NYC), Tate Modern(London), FACT (Liverpool), Castlefield Gallery (Manchester) and the Museum of Club Culture (Hull).

Email: Michael Barnes-Wynters