This is a sound and Image piece which meditates on the anti-gravitational capacities of ‘Refusal’ and considers movement a language and a practice that is metamorphic. It is made with footage from the Berlin BLM demo 2020 and sounds from the demo and across the African diaspora. It continues my work in this arena bringing together my visual and sonic art with my writing and considers Arthur Jafa’s ‘Black Visual Intonation’ as a arrhythmic sonic and visual expression of Black life.
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.
Collaboration with Zwoisy Mears Clarke
This conversation was in collaboration with Zwoisy as part of a series of 5 conversations on ‘Branching knowledges.’
With Joe Von Hutch & Jen Bell
A collaboration between Joe, Jen and myself researching and creating a pocket sized guide for how to deal with police brutality and racial profiling, for the Black Lives Matter Berlin collective.
with Joe Von Hutch
This small workshop was on witnessing and bearing witness and focused on discussing the experience of racial profiling and police interaction and sharing practices of witnessing that we and others have developed in order to stay safe.
(Workshop audio coming soon!)
Savvy Contemporary, Berlin
With: Akwugo Emejulu, Dominique Haensell, Melody Howse, Iris Rajanayagam and Mai Zeidani Yufanyi.
Support & Partners Graduate School of North American Studies, the University of Warwick and the Center for Intersectional Justice.
Up All Night:
2016 – Concept Researcher – Here.com
Explorative research into concepts that define and shape our spatial relationships using research methods from the field of visual anthropology in relation to digital cartography
and service development for the ‘Internet of Things.