The Showroom

theVOV Virtual Lunchtime Tour

Tuesday 8 June 1-2pm UK (BST)


Join us for special Lunchtime Tour of our exhibition Collective Intimacy – Reviving a Live Programme on theVOV with an introduction by Director Elvira Dyangani Ose and walk-through with Curator Katherine Finerty.

For theVOV Season One, the Showroom revives their 2019 Collective Intimacy live programme in collaboration with Prada and The Vinyl Factory. The exhibition 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.


In this new digital format, we’re thrilled to present an immersive archive of several original Collective Intimacy events including: Phoebe Boswell’s group performances The Lighthouse 1 and 2 featuring a sonic conclusion by Bumi Thomas; Julianknxx’s video Roots for a Crown with Thabo and Tawiah; Andrew Pierre Hart’s video THE GRID ALWAYS APPEARS, Larry Amponsah’s Looking for Sugar in the Ocean...Who is the Enemy?; Thick/er Black Lines’ (Rianna Jade Parker & Aurella Yussuf) screening Black British Women/Femme Filmmakers featuring Cecile Emeke and Emily Mulenga; and Nephertiti Oboshie Schandorf’s sound and image based meditation Lumen and new performance video Temenos with violinist Blaize Henry.

Collective Intimacy Website

Prada Mode

The Vinyl Factory Radio


theVOV is an initiative by Outset Contemporary Art Fund and Visualogical

Virtual galleries developed by Erel Herzog

Season One of theVOV is hosted on Vortic Art


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    Exhibition theVOV – Collective Intimacy: Reviving a Live Programme

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    Event theVOV Virtual Evening Event