Saturday 19.00-21.00 hrs
Diasporic Self II: Dancing as lingua franca (a gathering in progress)
Hannah Catherine Jones, Ogutu Muraya, Amal Alhaag, Barby Asante
‘Diasporic Self II’ takes place in the run-up to the exhibition ‘Diasporic Self: Black on Both Sides - Togetherness as Lingua Franca’, curated by Amal Alhaag and Barby Asante. This evening is pitch black and messy, bringing together improvisations, performances and close readings of everyday vernacular archives by artists, poets and strangers. We will be guided by sounds and vision, just as sound and visual cultures continue to shape alternative lexicons and influence contemporary black cultures across Europe.
Image credit: Frida Orupabo, Untitled from the Instagram Archive Nemiepeba, 2017, courtesy of Olga Leonhard