The Showroom
Event

"Collective Intimacy" at The Showroom: POCC's Screening and Q&A

Thursday 7 November, 6pm – 8.30pm
at The Showroom (63 Penfold Street)

The Showroom invites you to a Collective Takeover by POCC, a talented community of black and brown creatives. This event includes an introduction to the group followed by a screening and Q&A from talent in the Collective led by co-founders Nana Bempah and Kevin Morosky & Tanya Ramsurrun.

Join us for drinks upstairs from 6pm – 8.30pm with the screening starting at 7pm. (Please note this event is free and no booking is required, but is first come, first served)

Em'kal Eyongakpa's exhibition Tahjèsè #3i / Barɨŋ Báchɔ́Kɔrɔk #4, a sculptural & sound environment, will be open until 8.30pm.

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POCC are a members collective and community of creative, like-minded people working in advertising, media, fashion, arts, film and photography, with a mission to accelerate equality and positively change the experiences of people of colour within these industries, both today and for future generations, future generations.

"Founded initially as a small Whatsapp group, there was very quickly a collective hunger and desire to unite through shared experiences, in both life and within the workplace, to make a difference. A family of generosity and reciprocity was soon formed. Celebrating our wins, sharing our frustrations and using that energy positively to bring about change. A community of culture, created by people of colour, to help people of colour, for the benefit of society as a whole. In order for us to move towards our mission, it’s important for us to engage with genuine allies. These are companies and individuals that understand our goals and can use their position of privilege to help us work towards a better community for all".

Screening includes:

Femi Ladi, Kwawe “What Have You Done" (2019) 03:35 

Eloise King, COPPAFEEL “Grab life by the boobs" (2019) 01:00

Kevin Morosky, Wool (2019) 12:00 

Filmawi Efrem, Mj Cole X Kojey Radical “Soak It Up" (2018) 03:27 

Abdou Cisse, Serious Tingz (2019) 03:00 

Ramone Anderson, Soul Skate (2019) 15:36 

Gideon Nevele, Trapped (2019) 06:35 

Rohan Blair Mangat, Wretch 32 X Tate - When I See You, You See Me (2018) 04:22

This event is a part of Collective Intimacy, a live programme inspired by The Showroom’s commitment to togetherness and communal knowledge that takes on multiple trans-located narratives of the current Black experience as a point of departure for a cosmopolitan worldview. It hosts interdisciplinary interventions by artists, musicians, designers, writers, 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.