Kuva/Image: Carlos Jimenez & Katarzyna Perlak

XS Vol.9: Last Yearz Interesting Negro/Jamila Johnson-Small: i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere

”body as oracle, a trance, a rhythmic interface, an atmosphere, a landscape with the texture of my current mental state. a dance informed by everything and everyone i have ever encountered, seen, heard, felt, been beside that has become part of me, as i try to identify my own voice. and then see if i can stand it. nothing ever really goes away.

a choreography that prioritises density over going anywhere, noise over silence, now over yesterday and pleasure over doing it right.

a meditation on osmosis and internalisation, the responsibilities of blackness and queerness, the pressure to ‘take space’, the feeling of being possessed by other people’s fantasies and the fear that my own would just be too rude.”

Last Yearz Interesting Negro on Jamila Johnson-Smallin sooloprojekti. i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere on Fierce Festivalin ja Marlboroughin tilausteos, joka saa ensi-iltansa lokakuussa 2017 Fierce Festivalilla Birminghamissa.

XS-festivaalin vierailuesitys toteutetaan yhteistyössä Baltic Circlen kanssa.

Konsepti, koreografia, ohjaus ja esitys: Last Yearz Interesting Negro/Jamila Johnson-Small
Valosuunnittelu: Jackie Shemesh
Äänisuunnittelu: Josh Anio Grigg
Musiikki: Phoebe Collings-James, Josh Anio Grigg, Junior XL, Nkisi, Shelley Parker
Video: David Panos
Veistos: Joey Addison
Tuotanto: Fierce Festival, Marlborough, Last Yearz Interesting Negro/Jamila Johnson-Small
Tukija: Arts Council England Grants for the Arts
Kuva: Carlos Jimenez & Katarzyna Perlak

Esitys Kutomolla torstaina 23.11.2017 klo 19 osana XS Vol.9 -festivaalin ohjelmaa

Esityksen jälkeen taiteilijatapaaminen, jonka moderoi Janina Rajakangas

Liput: 15/10€
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Kalastajankatu 1 B
20100 Turku

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XS Vol.9: Last Yearz Interesting Negro/Jamila Johnson-Small: i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere

“body as oracle, a trance, a rhythmic interface, an atmosphere, a landscape with the texture of my current mental state. a dance informed by everything and everyone i have ever encountered, seen, heard, felt, been beside that has become part of me, as i try to identify my own voice. and then see if i can stand it. nothing ever really goes away.

a choreography that prioritises density over going anywhere, noise over silence, now over yesterday and pleasure over doing it right.

a meditation on osmosis and internalisation, the responsibilities of blackness and queerness, the pressure to ‘take space’, the feeling of being possessed by other people’s fantasies and the fear that my own would just be too rude.”

Last Yearz Interesting Negro is the solo project of Jamila Johnson-Small. i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere is commissioned by Fierce Festival and the Marlborough. The performance will premiere at the Fierce Festival in Birmingham in October 2017.

The XS festival performance is presented in collaboration with Baltic Circle.

Concept, choreography, direction and performance: Last Yearz Interesting Negro/Jamila Johnson-Small
Light design: Jackie Shemesh
Sound design: Josh Anio Grigg
Music: Phoebe Collings-James, Josh Anio Grigg, Junior XL, Nkisi, Shelley Parker
Video: David Panos
Sculpture: Joey Addison
Production: Fierce Festival, Marlborough, Last Yearz Interesting Negro/Jamila Johnson-Small
Supported by: Arts Council England Grants for the Arts
Image: Carlos Jimenez & Katarzyna Perlak

Performance at Kutomo on Thursday 23.11.2017 at 7 pm as part of the XS Vol.9 festival

Artist meeting after the performance, moderated by Janina Rajakangas

Tickets: 15/10€
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Contemporary art space Kutomo
Kalastajankatu 1 B
20100 Turku

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