NON Xchange London @ ICA, London [2 June]

NON Xchange London

14:00 - 03:00

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The Mall, SW1Y 5AH London, United Kingdom

NON XCHANGE is a multidisciplinary series of events, creating a borderless network for understanding, exchange and collaboration, taking place at various locations in the UK, Germany and South Africa.

NON XCHANGE materialises and builds upon the international connections already established by NON’s projects and artistic affiliations. Through performance, discussion, and exhibitions, NON XCHANGE confronts spatial violence and systemic exclusion, forming a cultural dissent against the structural legacy of colonialism.

Presented by Thirty Three Thirty Three, NON & ICA.

ICA Theatre
2 June 2017
£5 / £3 (Members) —

The opening event of NON XCHANGE is a panel discussion, it will focus upon individual and collective bodies that come together in resistance to existing hierarchies of power and structures of oppression. Departing from the performativity of the United Nations’ as a theatrical platform for global politics, the speakers will consider and reflect upon how artists can create social spaces that disrupt the flow of power. How does our investment in a notion of ‘global identity’ tie us to the valuation of certain notion of community and the rejection of other evident bodies?

Chaired by curator and writer Osei Bonsu. Speakers include artist, DJ and writer Juliana Huxtable, Professor Akwugo Emejulu (University of Warwick) and filmmaker and academic Kodwo Eshun (Goldsmiths University).

ICA Cinema 1
2 June 2017
£5 / £3 (Members) —

NON XCHANGE will premiere a new film made in collaboration with Harley Weir and Grace Wales Bonner. The experimental film scored by Devonte Hynes explores a broad spectrum of dance, via the protagonist Leroy Mokgatle, a 17-year-old ballet dancer from Pretoria, South Africa. Collaging dance scenes spanning across Johannesburg and Cape Town, fantasy and reality intertwine as the extremes of discipline are explored through the people we meet along the way.

ICA Theatre & Bar
2 June
£15 / £13 / £12* —

The closing event of NON XCHANGE will present a programme of music and performance within a unique installation featuring commissioned flags and banners designed to echo the architecture of the United Nations General Assembly. It will feature artists from the South Africa, U.K and the U.S, including Angel Ho, Chino Amobi, Faka, Farai, Oretha, and Julianna Huxtable.

Ace Hotel London
3 June
Free Entry —

Join NON citizens Chino Amobi, FAKA and Farai Bukowski-Bouquet at the ACE Hotel, London, for a panel discussion exploring the damaging power structures still present in experimental music, and the artists that confront, challenge and decohere the whiteness of noise and industrial genres.

Investigating the ways in which artists can decolonise musical culture, the panel use the questions raised by writer, theorist and filmmaker Kodwo Eshun in his lecture Non Negation: Blackness out of Space: Noise out of Time:

What emerges from this black noise that moves within and by way of the ab-normative traditions of white noise supremacy? The intransigence of Non Worldwide be and the belligerence of Babyfather might be heard as the conjuration of blackness out of space, of noise out of place and of matters out of time. What can be heard when blackness moves out of its space? When noise leaves its place? When matter matters?
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