BLack Reminist Remix Lab

Workshop: Breath & Ambivalence

With: Melody Makeda Ledwon

In this workshop we explored how breath is a resource and a Black feminist practice which is at once archival as it is restorative. Via different mediums and methods we discussed how to make the long breath, in not just our activism but our lives. This workshop was on the invitation of Francesca Sobande & Akwugo Emejulu.

Playlist from the workshop

Resource Folder

Round table discussion

10. December 2021

I will be joining Prof. Akwugo Emejulu (University of Warwick), Prof. Leah Bassel (University of Roehampton) and Fania Noel for a round table discussion on the ‘Women of colour resist report‘ a six-nation comparative research project exploring how women of colour activists organise and mobilise against austerity, against the far right and for migrants’ rights in Germany, France, Denmark, Spain, Belgium and the United Kingdom.

2021
Methodologies of care: Undisciplining and methodologies of care: Rethinking the politics of knowledge in postcolonial landscapes – A Workshop organized by Katharina Schramm (Bayreuth), Memory Biwa (Windhoek) and Eleanor Schaumann (Bayreuth) at the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence, University of Bayreuth, July 8-11, 2021
Paper: Remembering Violence: Reading Refusal as a methodology of care.

2019
3rd Political Imagination Laboratory – “What [Not] can be Said: Fieldwork as Witnessing? 6 – 7 December 2019. UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA DIPARTIMENTO DI FILOSOFIA, SCIENZE SOCIALI, UMANE E DELLA FORMAZIONE,
Paper: Crossing over – From witness to activist

Anticolonial Month Berlin
Panel: Fighting to Survive: Black and Indigenous Liberation Struggles Against State Violence
Featuring: Melody H., Gabriel Silva & Edna Bonhomme.

2017
Voicing Experience’ the 4th British Conference of Auto ethnography, Sussex University – June 2017
Paper: Up All Night

German Anthropological Association
Paper: The Edge of a Feeling

Selected Archive Work

Film: Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen (2018) Dir.Heperi Mita

Yari Or. Documentary: Verdict // Perfect Shot Films GmbH // Prod. Michael Bogár, Daniel Sivan, Dir. *Julia Eksner. (2016)

Acme Films, UK – Notting Hill Carnival – 2014

Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) Associate Producer

Interview with Archive Valley

Cinema Production

2009 – Associate Producer: Exit Through The Gift Shop

Paranoid Pictures Director: Banksy / Producer: Jaimie D’Cruz

Academy Award ‘Oscar’ nominated, multi award winning debut feature Documentary Film by the artist Banksy.

Television Production

2011  – Producer – The Antics Roadshow – Acme Films Directors: Jaimie D’Cruz & Banksy

Part of the Summer Hijack on Channel 4. (1 x 60″) Film on the beauty of anarchy and self- expression.

2010 – Producer/ Director: Planning Outlaws – Channel4/Keo Film (1 x 30” Grierson award nominated documentary for ‘Channel 4 First Cut season’ about how people use and abuse the local planning system.)

2009 – Producer: The Hospital; Diabetes – North One Television (1 x 60’ Documentary as part of a landmark series of five films about the changing health landscape of modern Britain.)

2008 – Story Producer – Kerry Katona: Crazy In Love – MTV/ North One TV (13 x 30” Fly on the wall/ Observational/Reality series about Kerry Katona and her public and private life behind the headlines.)

2007 – Gallery Producer – Britain’s Deadly Addictions – Channel 4 Education/ Firefly Productions (4 x 60” Mixed live format, Education program following 3 people as they undergo treatment to help battle addiction.)

2006 – Assistant Producer – Burlesque Me Beautiful – BBC 3/ZKK (1 x 60´ Observational documentary, with some format elements about a group of women learning to be body positive through dance.)

2006 – Assistant Producer – The River Cottage Treatment – Channel 4/ Keo Films (3 x 60″ presented by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Mixed format documentary series taking an innovative approach to changing people’s eating habits and convincing them to go organic.)

2006 – Assistant Producer –  How To Improve Your Memory – BBC One/ BBC Science

1 x 90’’ Presented by Professor Robert Winston. A scientific exploration on how our memories work, using a mixture of live studio and observational documentary case studies following the progress of people trying to improve their memories.

2005 – Assistant Producer –  Going Cold Turkey – Channel 4/ Firefly Productions

10 x 30” presenter led mixed documentary and live format series for ‘Addiction Week’. Presented by Dr John Marsden and Krishnan Guru-Murty

2005 – Assistant Producer – 16 For A Day – Channel 4/ Raw Television

1 x90” Observational documentary on Teenage Britain, seen through the eyes of 8 teenagers all turning 16 on the same day.

2005 – Researcher – Who Gets The Heart – Channel 4/ Hart Davies Productions

2 x 50” Sensitive story led observational documentary about people waiting for a heart transplant.

2004 – Researcher – Vic Reeves Rogues Gallery – Discovery/ Oxford Film and TV

10 x 30” Presenter led history drama documentary series for Discovery, on 18th century rogues.