The Showroom
Event

"Collective Intimacy" Saturday 19 October at 180 The Strand

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12pm – 3.30pm Live DJ Sets by The Vinyl Factory Radio, The World’s First Vinyl Only Broadcast Platform

12pm – 2pm Cultural Anthology POSTSCRIPT & Friends on Narratives of the Black Experience through print and film with founders Chinasa Chukwu & Elvira Vedelago in conversation with one of the muses, Singer Anaïs & Filmmaker Remi Laudat

2pm – 4pm Artist Amartey Golding screens his three Chainmail films in conversation with his mentor Darren Anthony Kane Gayle, dancer Solomon Golding & Assistant Curator Katherine Finerty

4pm – 5pm Artists Larry Amponsah & Andrew Hart present Led in Strange Ways, a performance with music improvisation, public interaction and conversation. A new take on Jazz and Afro beats is brought further to life with conceptual fashion designs by Ten Motiwa

5pm – 6pm Poet & Musician James Massiah presents a new performance, Purgatory

6pm – 7pm Singer Bumi Thomas presents Border Native, a live music performance & panel

This programme takes place within Theaster Gates's installation Black Image Corporation presented by Prada, The Vinyl Factory, and The Showroom. Collective Intimacy is inspired by Gates’s ethos of collaboration and The Showroom’s commitment to togetherness and communal knowledge, taking on multiple trans-located narratives of the current Black experience as a point of departure for a cosmopolitan worldview. In response to Gates’s reactivated spaces in Chicago and how his socially engaged projects enable communities to connect and grow, Collective Intimacy aims to create a new space for people to gather, listen, converse, and contemplate amongst a fusion of art, design, music, and everyday life.

Black Image Corporation presents distinct spaces creating a myriad of possibilities for collective engagements, featuring an installation of Gates’s art objects, furnishings, and new films that capture the methodologies of urban renewal and community activation founding his practice. Pieces from Chicago imbued with powerful histories, uses, and localities resonate with distinctive lounge design from here in London – like a love letter between two cities, under the roof of a new House. Taking place at both 180 The Strand and The Showroom, Collective Intimacy hosts interdisciplinary interventions by artists, musicians, designers, writers, thinkers, collectives and members of the public, who are all invited to distort notions of selfhood and togetherness in the spirit of creating a global community.

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    Event Larry Amponsah & Andrew Hart present a sonorous performance "Led in Strange Ways"

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    Event Artist Amartey Golding screens his three Chainmail films with a live conversation of family & friends

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    Event Cultural Anthology POSTSCRIPT & Friends on Narratives of the Black Experience

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    Event 'Sospiro' by Nephertiti Oboshie Schandorf

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    Event Phoebe Boswell's performance 'Mothering Memory'

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    Event A BANTUTRONIC Conversation & Live Music

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    Event 'In Movement II' with Dancer Zinzi Minott & Filmmaker DJ Rabz Lansiquot

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    Event Artist Collective Sxwks presents an afternoon of music and poetry

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    Event Performance by Poet Inua Ellams

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    Event Project O screen their video "Saved"

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    Event Artist Phoebe Boswell presents 'The Lighthouse 1'

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    Event Artist Amartey Golding screens "Chainmail 1" with a live conversation