Cape Town-based Chimurenga were commissioned to make a project at The Showroom following a research trip to South Africa in early 2015 by The Showroom and The Otolith Collective.
The first UK presentation by Chimurenga takes the form of an exhibition titled The Chimurenga Library and a five-day broadcast by the Pan African Space Station (PASS) – Chimurenga's online music radio station and pop-up studio.
The project is co-curated by Chimurenga, The Otolith Collective and The Showroom, and has been supported by the SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015, a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa and the British Council. The project is also generously supported by Wendy Fisher and Caro MacDonald & Mark McCain, with additional support from Kathy Robins. With thanks to Robert Devereux.
The Otolith Collective is a publicly funded, not-for-profit arts organisation run by Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar of the award-winning artist collective The Otolith Group. The Otolith Collective develops research into lectures, seminars, discussions and screening programmes with a wide range of museums, foundations and private institutions.More