A spoken word performance inviting guests into the exhibition, written by Libita Clayton and performed by artist and curator Imani Robinson.
Framing Clayton’s research for Quantum Ghost, this event seeks to unearth the subterranean histories and political undercurrents connecting the mining regions of Namibia and Cornwall. iPhone voice recordings, analogue tape, Post-it notes, written notations and digital records are transcribed into a single, visceral proclamation that addresses questions surrounding resources, origins and repatriation.
This performance is taking place during the exhibition preview.
Libita Clayton is a British-Namibian artist who works across sound and performance. She also organises workshops and discursive events developed in partnership with DIY organisations, broadcasters and publishers. Recent exhibitions and performances include: Quantum Ghost, Gasworks, London; 4717, RCA/LUX, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London; Memento Mori, Kalashnikovv 3.0, Johannesburg (all 2018); DEBUNK, Arnolfini, Bristol; History Lessons: Fluid Records, South London Gallery/Iniva, London; Going Along Without a Body, Iklectik, London; Lexis Over Land—Towards a Feminist Geography, Tremenheere Sculpture Gallery, Cornwall (all 2017). Her work was included in the Diaspora Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, 2017.
Imani Robinson is a London-based writer, curator and live art practitioner. Since 2015 she has been a member of SYFU, with whom she has co-curated exhibitions in Glasgow and London; programmed events, talks and workshops throughout the UK and Europe and developed her live artistic practice. Imani recently completed an MA in Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London and explores black geographies, abolition & drug policy reform, poetry, performance and critical theory through her work.