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swimming for seven hours; a reading group

Speaking of time spent in conversation at another woman’s home, Katherine McKittrick writes, “Each time I leave I feel as though I have been swimming for seven hours.”

Join artists Hope Strickland and Onyeka Igwe in a collective reading and discussion of McKittrick’s Dear Science and Other Stories. The artists will select short extracts to read together and use as a starting point to think through strategies for applying non-Western ways of knowing and post-colonial/black methodologies to moving image practices. How can an interdisciplinary creative practice be rebellious? How can it be committed to open possibilities for collective care?

This group is for people who identify as BPoC and are interested in sharing moving image practice or research. People are encouraged to read the text ahead of the session if they have access to it, but no prior knowledge is required.

Onyeka Igwe is an artist and researcher working between cinema and installation. She is born and based in London, UK. Through her work, Onyeka is animated by the question —  how do we live together? — with particular interest in the ways the sensorial, spatiality,  and non-canonical ways of knowing can provide answers.

Hope Strickland is an artist-filmmaker and visual anthropologist from Manchester, UK. Her work is concerned with archival response, black feminist thought and postcolonial ecologies. She is currently undertaking a practice-related PhD in Social Anthropology with Audio-Visual Media at University College London.