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Navigating Proximities: Performing Racialisations

  • A-Side/B-Side Gallery 352 Mare Street London, England, E8 1HR United Kingdom (map)

A conversation with Jnine FrancoisZarina MuhammadAmanprit SandhuSebastian H-W Live Artistr and b.Dewitt’s guest Curator Ama Josephine Eclair

A group of artists, curators and thinkers that are in constant dialogue with societal understandings of “passing” and “privilege”, discuss how we perform, subvert and transform our intersecting racialisations, and the subsequent power dynamics that produce colourism. Asking: how do we crave, embody, hold on to and perform a racialisation that is constantly - often violently - projected, consumed, fetishised and “navigated” as well as weaponised to re-inforce systemic oppression? Join our compassionate, intergenerational conversation, sharing lived experience, strategies of resistance and solidarity and working to reclaim empowered racialised futures as people of colour

Janine Francois is a Black-Feminist Community Worker, Cultural Producer and Lecturer at UAL. She is a PhD student investigating if Tate can be a safer space to discuss issues around race and cultural difference

Sebastian H-W (MX:UK) is a Live Artist whose practice explores identity, memory, technology, participation, and the body, through expanded approaches to the live experience of performance art, theatre, installation, games and workshops

Zarina Muhammad is an art critic and artist based in London. She is one half of the White Pube, alongside Gabrielle de la Puente, and they publish a review every week on and on Instagram and Twitter as @thewhitepube

Amanprit Sandhu is a curator with a focus on commissioning, performance-based practices and collaborative approaches to working. She currently works as Programme Curator: Residencies and Public Programme (maternity cover) at Camden Arts Centre, sits on the board of Arts Catalyst and is an Associate Lecturer on the Sound Art and Design BA at the London College of Communication

Moderated by Ama Josephine Budge, speculative science fiction, fantasy and art writer, curator and pleasure activist. or Tweet @amjamb

b.Dewitt acts as a gallery, agency and curatorial project to support the practices of artists working with social and political questions. b.Dewitt are cultural producer Ashleigh Barice and curator Teresa Cisneros

Image: 2018, courtesy of artists

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