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Libita Clayton will discuss her work in the context of sound and archive practices with filmmaker and musician Perivi Katjavivi. The lecture stresses the importance of being lost in order for a new logic to emerge, while expanding and meditating on ideas around black noise, sacred space, and second sight.

This event accompanies Libita Clayton's first UK solo exhibition Quantum Ghost which continues until 24 March. 

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Artist Biographies

Libita Clayton is a British-Namibian artist who works across sound and performance. She also organises workshops and discursive events developed in partnership with DIY organisations, broadcasters and publishers. Recent exhibitions and performances include: 4717, RCA/LUX, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London; Memento Mori, Kalashnikovv 3.0, Johannesburg (all 2018); DEBUNK, Arnolfini, Bristol; History Lessons: Fluid Records, South London Gallery/Iniva, London; Going Along Without a Body, Iklectik, London; Lexis Over Land—Towards a Feminist Geography, Tremenheere Sculpture Gallery, Cornwall (all 2017). Her work was included in the Diaspora Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, 2017.

Perivi Katjavivi is a Namibian-British filmmaker and PhD candidate at the University of the Western Cape. He is interested in how colonial sites of memory, particularly those related to the Herero tribe genocide, influence the everyday life in Namibia. His film work and research explore entanglements between these sites of trauma and contemporary modern life. Recent films include Emoyeni: Nsanguluko (2018); The Unseen (2016); My Beautiful Nightmare (2012). Katjavivi also makes music under the moniker The Pharaohs. Inspired by Herero mythology, his Holy Fire soundscape forms part of Libita Clayton’s exhibition at Gasworks.

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Free to attend, no booking required. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.