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.

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