02 July 2022, 14:00 — 15:00
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In this performance, Adjoa Armah will present a live reading of her written script that forms a part of the sound works in The sea, it slopes like a mountain. Centring a journey along the Ghanaian coast, Armah narrates encounters and conversations on the way, using sound to explore orality, hierarchies of knowledge, how Blackness is formulated in place, and what the material detritus of locale reveals about both its specificity and its always-present elsewheres.

Adjoa Armah (b. 1988, Ghana) is an artist, educator, writer and editor, currently based between London and Accra. With a background in design anthropology, her practice is concerned with the entanglement between narrative, the archive, pedagogy, Black ontology, infrapolitics, and spatial consciousness. She is the founder of Saman, an archive of over 100,000 film negatives from across Ghana. She has published works in e-flux, Frieze, A Magazine Curated by, Apartamento, Vogue and TSA Art Magazine. She is editor and research fellow at Afterall, where she is responsible for the Paul Mellon Centre-funded digital research project ‘Black Atlantic Museum’ and the ‘Afterall Art School’.