HOME presents Bernice Mulenga’s debut solo exhibition; Between Me and You, depicting joyous moments captured on film. Mulenga notes: “As a teenager, I wasn’t documented”. The large-scale photographic images from their series #friendsonfilm, are part of Bernice’s ongoing documentation of their life and the community around them.
While primarily presenting members of the Black Queer community, the images hint at the underlying issues of the Black British experience. Mulenga’s focus has been predominantly capturing moments, using differing images to reinforce the notion of connection. With the knowledge that memories situate us, help us to navigate our lives more fully thereby engaging in our life experience, Bernice’s pictorial account affords us a way to help deepen the experience. This archival journey, which Bernice began in 2015, is seen as akin to coming of age, growing with time.