One in the Other

09 Sep—23 Dec 2021

A public (and at times private) ever-evolving space for film, performance, music, poetry, self-defence, singing, resting and pausingRead More

16.10.21 — 17.10.21

Two Collaborative workshops led by Ebun Sodipo and Chloe Filani

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Programme
September

Exhibition preview with Black Obsidian Sound System (B.O.S.S.)

Time
6:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Location
Gallery 3
09.09.21

Exhibition preview featuring a  live DJ set from QTIBPOC artist collective, Black Obsidian Sound System (B.O.S.S.). Join us for a lively evening in the Camden Art Centre Garden with an open bar until 8pm and cash bar following.

Please note that for the safety of all attendees, proof of a negative lateral flow test will be required upon entry into this event.

Image © Rob Harris

TRYING NOT TO BE MY DAD AND MY MUM TBH

(The iPod Chronicles Sincerity Survival Mix)

Time
10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Location
Camden Art Centre, Gallery 3
10.09.21
— 23.12.21

An extension of previous work ADULTS NEVER KEEP PROMISES / FRESH HITS 1997 (NW9 EXTENDED MIX), 2019 conceived for collective listening of the 5 albums on view in their gallery exhibition.

Albums played on a loop in no particular order during gallery hours when there are no events:

  1. Mariah Carey, Butterfly (Colombia Records, 1997)
  2. Whitney Houston, My Love is Your Love (Arista Records LLC, 1998)
  3. Janet Jackson, The Velvet Rope (Black Doll Inc. and Virgin Records America, 1997)
  4. Madonna, Ray of Light (Warner Records Inc. 1998)
  5. Sugababes, One Touch (London Music Stream Ltd., 2000)

Listening sessions are ongoing when there are no events.

Image © Rob Harris

A selection of films by Grace Ndiritu

Time
10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Location
Camden Art Centre, Gallery 3
18.09.21

A one-off screening of a selection of Grace Ndiritu’s key works: Black Beauty (2021); Raiders of the Lost Ark (2015); and The Black Video Anthology: The Origins of Dance Music (2006). Ndiritu works at the intersection of film and performance and her practice has largely been concerned with the transformation of our contemporary world.

Films provided by LUX Moving Image

Black Beauty (2021), film still, Image © courtesy of the artist

Programme
October

Mudbelly Teaches at Camden Art Centre

Time
10:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Location
Camden Art Centre, Gallery 3
02.10.21
— 08.10.21

On view in Gallery 3 between 2-8 October and in the context of Mudbelly Teaches were objects made in the free hand-building clay workshop led by Phoebe Collings-James and Bisila Noha in a fun and welcoming environment for Black people. Attendees created sculptures in ceramics, while learning basic hand building techniques such as pinching, coiling and slab building.

Image © Nelta Kasparian

 

DeForrest Brown Jr./Speaker Music

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Time
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Location
Camden Art Centre, Gallery 3
10.10.21

A late afternoon live music performance coinciding with the start of Frieze Week, featuring writer and Make Techno Black Again activist, DeForrest Brown, Jr./Speaker Music.

DeForrest Brown, Jr.’s work includes theoretical research, writing, curating and artistic production. He explores the links between Black experience in industrialised work systems and Black innovation in electronic music. He expresses musically as Speaker Music, and will present a live studio performance of sonic fiction focused on a critical reconsideration of techno as Black music that sounds technological, rather than music being made with technology.

With special thanks to Matt Williams.

Image © Ting ding

Event Info

Please bring a bottle of water.

Two Collaborative workshops led by Ebun Sodipo and Chloe Filani

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Time
11:00 am — 3:00 pm
Location
Camden Art Centre, Gallery 3
16.10.21
— 17.10.21

Ebun Sodipo, an artist and writer, will be leading a collective workshop on two separate days (either sat or sun) with Chloe Filani, a Black feminist, poet, performance artist, public speaker and workshop facilitator.

In the first half, participants with be writing short texts centered/springing from bodily sensations and descriptions of surfaces. This will be followed by developments of performative reading/sounding as extensions of these texts.

Image ©  Atlantic Cruises: A Rest Stop. 2021. Ebun Sodipo. Cameras: Patrick Hoelscher, Jos Bitelli. Performers: Ebun Sodipo, Chloe Filani.

Making Black Horizons

Strategies for worlding in the ruins of racial capitalism

Time
10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Location
Camden Art Centre, Gallery 3
23.10.21
— 24.10.21

In a world secured against the negation of black life, blackness became its foundation and horizon. The Black Horizon lent stability to the logic of whiteness and, to paraphrase Hannah Black, its violently upheld myth that safety is real. What would it mean to turn away from the pursuit of whiteness as a spatial typology of endless extraction and consumption and, instead, set a course into the darkness of the Black Horizon.

Black Horizon is a concept developed by the architect, creative director and theorist Dele Adeyemo to convey the constructed structural precarity of black life and the liberatory potential of alternate ways of being that emerge from this condition. This temporary exhibition titled, Making Black Horizons expands on the films made by Dele in collaboration with the Oworo Collective in Lagos, Nigeria that inspired this concept.

Making Black Horizons explores the practices of worlding present within the urban culture of a group of young creatives in the community of Oworonshoki on the edge of the megacity of Lagos. The exhibition provides an insight into the everyday lives of this community in West Africa as they make spaces for creative expression and liberation within sites of structural neglect and ruination. The films follow the movements of the dancer and choreographer Hermes Chibueze Iyele and his friends. As they work, perform and socialise across the city, various architectures and urban spaces are juxtaposed and reimagined. Visitors are immersed in the scenes of everyday worlding at close to one to one scale through a panorama of multiple projections.

On view will be Dele Adeyemo’s project Black Horizon made in collaboration with Hermes Chibueze Iyele and the Oworo Collective and first shown at the Lagos Biennial in 2019; alongside previously unseen footage documenting the performances and informal moments from the development and presentation of the project.

Saturday 23rd will be a day of workshops that explore diasporic strategies of survival and creating space for black life amongst the disaster of racial capitalism. In the morning the Nigerian artist Sheila Chukwulozie will host a closed workshop with students of architecture at the RCA on worlding through movement and the body.

Following this workshop there will be an open screening and presentation by the Architectural Designer and Researcher, Remi Kuforiji of his film and Masters project, Water No Get Enemy: Counter-Cartographies of Diaspora which proposes masquerade as a method of cartography that critiquing harmful extractive practices of oil extraction in the Niger Delta.

1pmDele Adeyemo will discuss the context for the exhibition before screening a series of short films including Black Horizon.

2pm – Toronto-based creative director, producer and DJ, Kazeem Kuteyi will present YOUTH IN REVOLT – a discussion/workshop on his youth culture platform New Currency and its recent projects. New Currency is a print magazine that functions as an exhibition space and forum to present new and emerging ideas, Trading Floor, a pop up community creative space in Toronto’s financial district for young people. The discussion will shed light on strategies that New Currency is using to create space for the youth in a city where there is a housing crisis, lack of space for cultural production and where capitalism is prioritized. Kazeem will conclude the afternoon with a special DJ set of select afrobeats tracks.

Black Horizon, (2019) trailer © courtesy of Dele Adeyemo with Hermes Chibueze and the Oworo Collective.

Cõvco: Nexus in Paradise

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Time
6:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Location
Camden Art Centre, Gallery 3
28.10.21

“…Its 2061 or so it seems, nothing has changed but a rising storm of eerie entitlement, don’t forget the cute ‘lil pockets of optimism, a crumbled nation of breathless petal charms and words of affirmation washed dry in the little corners of our denim jeans.. oh dear… nature thrives without you and I, concrete birds singing songs of glory in metal chokers – rhubarb pies struggle from underneath the door.. – here I am sleeping at night under my hung up unit airing out the migraine signed all over it; guess who ?! And my flickering light ornament that says ‘hope’ whilst having visions of you, we ran somewhere untouched. see.. you appeared like mothers in the clouds, I appreciate that…- but before I take your hand I turn around and ask them to give me something to remember other than skyscrapers of stunning necks.. and so when I return I’ll be looking for a secret, a secret without a face, yes not any kind of secret but a rebellious secret.. revealing of the ill-lit street vanguards – you know what ?! we will call that ‘secret’ future… I say! it is the secret, the secret in those little children of paradise….”

“Elimo motindo wana ezali ya mayele te mpo ete “Nzambe akotemelaka bato na lolendo, nde akopesaka basokemi ngolu.”

Artist and musician Cõvco presents a new performance and immersive installation, Nexus in Paradise transforming the gallery into a space exploring themes of black futurity, mortality, rituals and human psyche.

Nexus in Paradise is formatted as a one–person play, directed, written and produced by Cõvco. Taking on the character of an agent who has been pulled out of ‘the mission’ season just gone, sent to sit out on sub until she finds the resilience to start again. this work centres on isolation in spiritual transition, communicating dubbed clusters of memories and the seek for contentment within the human sleeve. Set in a near future world designed through the lens of a woman who has had a taste of ‘paradise’ she is now left to battle humanity using the fuel of faith to revive the ‘mission’ – the collision of worlds has proven so far impossible to survive hand in hand – and if so at what cost ?

Performance starts at 7pm prompt.

This event coincides with our late exhibition viewing hours and the our café will stay open, serving a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks.

Image © Jebi Labembika, Set by Ylan Lucas, Graphic by Kim Cousse

Programme
November

Belly dancing workshop and group activity with Deniz Ünal initiated by Muslim Sisterhood

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Time
11:00 am — 3:00 pm
Location
Camden Art Centre, Gallery 3
06.11.21
— 07.10.21

Initiated by Muslim Sisterhood, Deniz Ünal will host women-only* workshop and group activity exploring the relationships between desire, joy, health and healing with the first workshop focusing inwards to our bodies through using belly dancing as our tool and the second focusing on the collective experience by holding discussions and integrating therapeutic and movement led group activities.

The workshop (6th Nov ) will be a practical belly dancing workshop; learning and practicing movements used in belly dancing as a way to embrace and care for our bodies, practicing creating joy and pleasure through isolation of belly and hip movements. As well as discussing at the history of belly dancing as part of orientalist and colonial discourse and sharing examples of well-known belly dancers and styles from around the world.

The group activity (7th Nov) will focus on the collective and interpersonal experience of care, sensuality and eroticism, drawing from exercises and activities used in BDSM, therapy and theatre. This workshop will involve touch and body contact.

The artist will draw from the activities and discussions in both workshops for her upcoming performance at Camden Art Centre.

*an event for women: this event is for all cis and Trans women, as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centres the experience.

Image © artist, Screen grab of video of 1981 Yılbaşı Gecesi – Dansöz Nesrin Topkapı

Phoebe Collings-James invites Onyeka Igwe

Time
10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Location
Camden Art Centre, Gallery 3
17.11.21
— 24.11.21

Phoebe Collings-James has invited Onyeka Igwe to present an installation bringing together a collection of works by Igwe focusing on the embodied knowing of colonial archive. This screening installation features:

Specialised technique (2018) – 7 mins, 1 screen, SD video, stereo sound

William Sellers and the Colonial Film Unit developed a framework for colonial cinema, this included slow edits, no camera tricks and minimal camera movement. Hundreds of films were created in accordance to this rule set. In an effort to recuperate black dance from this colonial project, Specialised Technique, attempts to transform this material from studied spectacle to livingness.

Sitting on a man (2018) – 7mins, 3 screen, HD video, stereo sound

Traditionally, women in Igbo speaking parts of Nigeria, came together to protest the behaviour of men by sitting on or making war on them by adorning themselves with palm fronds, dancing and singing protest songs outside the man in question’s home . This practice became infamous due its prominence as a tactic in the Aba Women’s War, the 1929 all woman protest against colonial rule. Two contemporary dancers reimagine the practice, drawing on both archival research and their own experiences.

the names have changed, including my own and truths have been altered  (2019) – 30 mins, 1 screen, HD video, stereo sound

This is a story of the artist’s grandfather, the story of the ‘land’ and the story of an encounter with Nigeria—retold at a single point in time, in a single place. The artist is trying to tell a truth in as many ways as possible.

The walls have mouths (2021) – 5mins, 1 screen, 2K video, surround sound

Disembodied tour through an abandoned colonial archive.

*film installation on view during gallery hours

the names have changed, including my own and truths have been altered (2019), film still, © Onyeka Igwe

Deniz Ünal and Ebun Sodipo

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Time
6:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Location
Camden Art Centre, Gallery 3
26.11.21

Join us for an evening of performances by artists (and previous One in the Other artist-led workshop conveners), Deniz Ünal and Ebun Sodipo. Ünal will present a new performance drawing from and reflecting on the workshop and group activity held at Camden Arts Centre exploring embodied acts of desire and its relationship to health and healing. Sodipo will perform an ongoing body of work exploring liminal space, embodiment, transformation and grief first performed for as part of Frieze Live 2021.

This event coincides with our late exhibition viewing hours and the our café will stay open, serving a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks.

Image © of the artists

Programme
December

An evening with Ms. Carrie Stacks

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Time
3:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Location
Camden Art Centre, Gallery 3
11.12.21

Join us for our finale live event for One and the Other with producer, DJ and songwriter Ms Carrie Stacks who will close out the programme with a stripped back piano performance.

The café which will stay open, serving a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks.

Details and full line up coming soon*

*Keep checking back on the website for further guests confirmation.

Image © courtesy of the artist