video work
By Last Yearz Interesting Negro (Jamila Johnson-Small)
Sunday 5 November, at 3.00 pm

Video: Jamila Johnson-Small
Sound Design: Josh Anio Grigg
Music: Nkisi
Text: Jamila Johnson-Small


Artist in residence Jamila Johnson-Small presents a digital choreography from the stage show I ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere (2017).

Body as oracle, a trance, a rhythmic interface, an atmosphere, a landscape with the texture of my current mental state. a meditation on osmosis and internalization, the responsibilities of blackness and queerness, the pressure to ‘take space’, the feeling of being possessed by other people’s fantasies. a dance informed by everything and everyone I have ever encountered, seen, heard, felt, been beside that has become part of me, as I try to identify my own voice. and then see if I can stand it. nothing ever really goes away.___Jamila Johnson-Small


Jamila Johnson-Small is an artist of Caribbean descent born and based in London. She has embarked on solo projects such as Last Yearz Interesting Negro, collaborated with Alexandrina Hemsley as Project O and has worked with Mira Kautto as immigrants and animals. She trained in contemporary dance and her choreographies are a stage or dreamspace or battleground for being with questions of presence, visibility, responsibility and pleasure, for situating and expanding (or dismantling) ‘identity’ and turning it into theatre.

Centre for art and dialogue between the cultures of the East and the West
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B – 1050 Brussels

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