Black Visual Intonation Workshop with Nnenna Onuoha

The exhibition AFTERLIVES by Nnenna Onuoha shows four of her recent video works centering Afrodiasporic voices in processes such as collective re-membering, archiving of Black experience and (self-)care, Onuoha approaches histories of colonialism across West Africa, Europe and the United States. By carefully and repeatedly applying these methods, the artist generates histories of the past that can be shared collectively and thus may work as a means to repair.

Workshop: Black Visual Intonation
with Melody Howse
2023 01 25 | 18.00 – 20.00

Joy (is Dance)

This is a sound and image piece that meditates on the anti-gravitational capacities of dance as ‘Refusal.’ It considers movement a language and practice that is metamorphic. Made with footage from the Berlin BLM demo 2021 and a soundscape created from demo speeches and sounds from across the African diaspora. It continues my visual and sonic work which attends to Arthur Jafa’s ‘Black Visual Intonation’ as a arrhythmic sonic and visual expression of Black life.

Currently being screened as part of the W Xool Festival

‘pose fatigue’ with Anike Joyce Sadiq, Laurie Young & Leo

Together with Anike Joyce Sadiq, Laurie Young & Leo a public moment was staged putting the sculptures, sound and video works of Anike, into conversation with Laurie’s dance practice and Leo’s sound practice. Using text from my piece ‘expansive sounds’ we created a ‘call and response’ to activate and extend the notion of ‘tremble’ and the resonance of ‘vibration.’

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

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3rd Annual Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe

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.

The theme of the symposium wa making visible the long history of Black feminist/ Afrofeminist/ Womanist activism in Europe

Link to symposium site