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A---Z, Always Coming Home in 4 Chapters

31 May 2024, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Nine Elms, Etc Space

A new series of events for Matt’s Gallery, programmed by exploratory producing platform A---Z (Anne Duffau), 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

Full details and booking information will follow soon.

This series is the development of a recent research on the affect of visual and sound in narrative. The first iteration of Always Coming Home took place at Iklectik in September 2023, as a starting point for ambient sensorial experimentation, a threshold for furthering the ideas of immersion, speculative world and conscious listening.

Each chapter at Matt's Gallery will start with a reading as an introduction followed by a live performance, a moving image and a live musical set.

Thinking of change and flux as part of speculative futures and world building as ways of expressing current socio-political issues and expanding from there to potential other paths.

In line with this proposition, language, and other forms of expression, from the bodily to sound and the non-descriptive, are given a platform to create new ways of thinking and working together: explorations and considerations of embodied practices as political disruptions.

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.

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, and demonstrate openness, intersectional, responsive and critical juxtaposition methods.

Supported by a Royal College of Art Research Project Grant.