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Collective Intimacy

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Collective Intimacy is a live programme in collaboration with Prada, The Vinyl Factory and The Showroom 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 in the spirit of creating a global community.

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.

Image: Documentation of The Lighthouse performed by Phoebe Boswell at 180 The Strand, 26 October 2019. Photo: Paul Allen

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

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    Exhibition Collective Intimacy – A Live Programme

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

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    Event Larry Achiampong's performance, video & DJ set with Phoebe Collings-James

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    Event Phoebe Boswell's group performance 'The Lighthouse 2'

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    Event Beverley Bennett's "Simon Says/Dadda"

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    Event Project O screen their video "Saved"

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    Event POCC presents a screening and Q&A

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    Event "Collective Intimacy" Saturday 26 October at 180 The Strand

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    Event "Collective Intimacy" at The Showroom: Helen Cammock & Inua Ellams

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    Event "Collective Intimacy" Saturday 19 October at 180 The Strand

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    Event Singer Bumi Thomas: 'Border Native' live music performance