A score, a groove, a phantom @ Cubitt Peer Forum presents Evan Ifekoya’s work in progress as well as research ranging from the dance floor and its archives to Yoruba and other West African mourning traditions. The project utilises the body in life and death as material to investigate the erotic potential of those experiences as political formation. To paraphrase Peggy Phelan – can the affective outline of what we have lost bring us closer to the bodies we might still want to touch?
For the second part of the session, Ifekoya will be in conversation with Oakland based DJ 8ulentina, who has also prepared a mix for the occasion.
DJ 8ulentina’s name is inspired by Bulent Ersoy, a legendary transgender Turkish singer. For 8ulentina, DJing is about creating a personal archive that tells a story; it can take the form of a Turkish trance remix, an Egyptian Mahraganat track, or a sad R&B track. Keeping it feminine, fast, and worldly.
Network11 are proud to announce the first of 6 sessions for the Cubitt Galleries PEER Forum bursary. Over the next 6 months we will be in conversation with an invited selection of artists, curators and cultural producers to discuss various aspects of creative practice.
The first session kicks off on Thursday 17th December, with Curator, Osei Bonsu conducting the introductory session connecting The trajectory of Black British artists today and its importance to the Art scene.
Osei Bonsu is a British-Ghanaian curator and writer based in London. His writing has been included in a number of museum and exhibition catalogues including the 56th Venice Biennial Exhibition and Milan EXPO “Arts and Food” at La Triennale di Milano. He is the founding director of CRANE, and has developed a number of projects focused on international art, including “Pangea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America” (Saatchi Gallery, 2015) and 1-54 Art Fair (2013 – 14). He advises private and not-for-profit arts organizations and contributes to publications such as New African, NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Mousse Magazine, and Art Review among others.
Cubitt is an artist-led organisation based in Islington, London. Founded by a group of artists in 1991, Cubitt consists of a non-profit gallery, 32 artist studios and a locally-focused education programme.
For more information on the PEER Forum project, please visit the Artquest website.