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Navigating Proximities: Conversing Bodies

  • 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning 198 Railton Road London, England, SE24 0JT United Kingdom (map)

Join us for performances and in-conversation with artists Georgia Lucas, Ahilapalapa Rands, Carlos Mauricio Rojas, Lasana Shabazz and b.Dewitt guest curator Ama Josephine Budge.

At this gathering of interdisciplinary, UK-based artists of colour, we receive four short performative provocations from Georgia Lucas, Carlos Mauricio Rojas and Lasana Shabazz building on the topics of the Navigating Proximity series; exploring colourism, passing, performances and consumptions of racialisation and the reclamation of our very skins. The performers will then be joined by Ahilapalapa Rands and moderator Ama Josephine Budge an a roundtable discussion on survival, experience and transformation. 

Georgia Lucas-Going's practice exists in a range of mediums from installation to photography, performance and video art – her work explores themes of stereotypes, power dynamics, also exploring humour and the everyday. Her constant ongoing theme is ‘SELF TAUGHT SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES’.

Ahilapalapa Rands (Hawaiian, Fijian, Pākehā) is a freelance curator, artist and founding member of D.A.N.C.E. art club currently based in London. 

Carlos Mauricio Rojas is a poet reclaiming cultural heritage by exerting ancestral hurt; weaving language and experience into a constantly shifting latinidad laced in queer dreams and marica fantasy.

Lasana Shabazz is a multidisciplinary performance artist who has performed internationally and nationally, working with the likes of Manchester Art Gallery, Hampton Court, and the Tate Britain. 

Moderated by Ama Josephine Budge, speculative science fiction, fantasy and art writer, curator and pleasure activist.  @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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Supported by Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants.