An opening speech inviting guests into the exhibition Quantum Ghost, written and performed by researcher and curator Imani Robinson and exhibiting artist Libita Clayton.
This is the first event in a programme of live performances accompanying the exhibition, which is Libita Clayton's first UK solo show. Comprising of an immersive sound installation, a series of large-scale photograms and a programme of live performances, Quantum Ghost maps a journey through archives and territories related to the artist’s heritage, tracing her family tree across mining regions and colonial geographies of extraction.
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.
Imani Robinson is a London-based writer, curator and live art practitioner. Since 2015 she is a founding member of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable (SYFU), a collective of thinkers, makers and activists with whom she has co-curated exhibitions in Glasgow and London, programmed events, talks and workshops throughout the UK and Europe, and developed her live artistic practice. Imani recently completed an MA in Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths. Her practice explores black geographies, abolition and drug policy reform, while combining performance, poetry and critical theory.
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