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A---Z, Always Coming Home - Chapter 1

31 May 2024, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Nine Elms, Etc Space

Free, booking required - link below.

Tarek Lakhrissi, Josèfa Ntjam, Harold Offeh, Matt Carter & A- - -Z

Join us for the first event in the A---Z programmed series Always Coming Home (in four Chapters) sees Tarek Lakhrissi’s moving image, Bright Heart starting an evening of magic and queer liminal spaces; Harold Offeh follows with a performance on Lounging through history from classical sculptures to pop culture. In the second part of the evening, blurring the lines between science and fiction, Ntjam’s film, Myceaqua Vitae, contemplates the role of mythology and utopia in contemporary politics of emancipation. Matt Carter and A—Z continue in the night with their COLLECTIVE LAPSE (COLLAPSE) amoving image piece between liminal and poetic spaces, to end on A—Z (Anne Duffau) live soundscape The Subliminal Kids.

A---Z, Always Coming Home is a new series of events for Matt’s Gallery, programmed by exploratory producing platform A---Z (Anne Duffau), as a development of a recent research on the affect of visual and sound in narrative, featuring works by:

Bliss Carmxn, Sarah Howe & JJ Chan, utopian_realism, Matt Carter, Vivienne Griffin,Billy Klotsa, Tarek Lakhrissi, Jennifer Martin, Josèfa Ntjam, Philomene Pirecki, Harold Offeh, Emily Pope, Fuyuhiko Takata, Josh Woolford, Abbas Zahedi, A—Z.

aims to impose a collaborative, inclusive and critical practice/praxis – this demands a responsibility to decolonise programmes, build on positivity towards/and inclusivity in terms of gender and race discourses, anddemonstrate openness, intersectional, responsive and critical juxtaposition methods.

The title is an hommage to the 1985 science fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin, where the reader follows the Kesh people, a cultural group who live in the distant future long after modern society has collapsed.