A R T S T A M P . D K
In ‘The Invisible Empire’ Jeannette Ehlers has worked with her father, Roy Clement Pollard, as narrator and
performer. Her father is from Trinidad, her mother Danish. By involving her own ethnic background she
magnifies reality to study the consequences of eroding information.
Ehlers` works thematically revolve around Danish slave trade in colonial times. With `The Invisible
Empire` she looks at today’s slave trade, also known as `human trafficking`. By introducing her father in
this context, she subtly intertwines her personal history with the narrative of the work. Her questioning
of historical ties and personal implications unfolds a strong pull on the viewer while raising awareness
for servitude in globalized societies.