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Simnikiwe Buhlungu: Notes To Self: Mixtapenyana (Side C)

The Showroom's Mural Commission is a unique year-long project for artists to activate the building's emblematic facade. For this second intervention, artist Simnikiwe Buhlungu references strolling as a form of knowledge production and uses text, textile and interactive sound installations to communicate ideas of gathering through a call and response with local communities.

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Buhlungu’s mural extends from an ongoing mixtape project, Notes To Self: A Mixtapenyana, whereby she explores the idea of self, s(p)lace and strolling as a form of knowledge production. Initially developed during her participation in a residency hosted by Future Assembly between Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridge and London in May 2019, the project follows recollections interrogating the idea of selfhood in relation to a constellation of encounters with distinct environments, people, narratives, happenings, and ecologies.

Notes To Self: Mixtapenyana (Side C) is available on The Library for the duration of Buhlungu's Mural Commission only.

Image credit: Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Research image for Notes to Self: A Mixtapenyana, 2019 / ongoing. Cassette tape recording at the Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge and London, UK as part of the Future Assembly Residency. Courtesy of the artist.

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    Simnikiwe Buhlungu: Notes To Self: (Intimate 1), Mixtape 1