The Showroom

Belinda Zhawi performs "South X South East" poetry & sound set

Thursday 21 November 6pm – 8.30pm
at The Showroom (63 Penfold Street)

Join us for an evening of the Collective Intimacy live programme featuring South X South East by artist Belinda Zhawi as MA.MOYO


Drinks served upstairs from 6pm with the performance starting at 7pm followed by a conversation. Em'kal Eyongakpa's immersive sculptural & sound installation Tahjèsè #3i / Barɨŋ Báchɔ́Kɔrɔk #4 will be open until 8.30pm.

Free event, no booking required (first-come, first-served basis)


Writer, sound artist and educator Belinda Zhawi stages South X South East, a new & ongoing performance that combines poetry and sound to explore the emotional landscape of youth migration whilst interrogating what it means to forge identities based on geographies.


Collective Intimacy is a live programme that takes us on a journey in which multiple and trans-located narratives of the current Black experience and their futuristic imaginaries are the point of departure for a cosmopolitan view of the world. Presented in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory and The Store X, Collective Intimacy takes place on Saturdays in October at 180 The Strand within the Black Image Corporation installation by Theaster Gates, and every other Thursday 10 October – 5 December at The Showroom. Across these two sites, both the spectacular and the everyday merge in an interconnected programme featuring artists, musicians, designers, writers, thinkers, collectives and members of the public who are invited to distort notions of selfhood and togetherness.

Belinda Zhawi is a Zimbabwean born writer, sound artist & educator currently based in London. Her work explores Afro-diasporic research & narratives; how art & education can be used as intersectional tools. She was the 2016/17 Institute of Contemporary Arts Associate Poet, is the 2019 Serpentine Galleries’ Schools Artist in Residence & co-founder of, literary arts platform, BORN::FREE. Belinda is the author of Small Inheritances (ignitionpress, 2018) and micro-pamphlet, South of South East (Bad Betty Press, 2019)


A recording of the event can be found here


Image: Belinda Zhawi, Photo by: Theo Ndlovu