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Marasa (20/12/2019) w/ Rosa

Marasa (20/12/2019) w/ Rosa

Playing tracks by

Abbey Lincoln, Janet Kay, Lawrence Le Doux and F Ingers.

Hello, you’re listening to Marasa. This is our fifth tape, featuring work by
artist Rosa-Johan Uddoh.
She is an interdisciplinary artist working towards what she calls maximum
She’s inspired by black feminist practice and writing.

This tape will feature 2 sound pieces created by Rosa, ‘On Opacity, Part 1& 2’
(2017) and ‘Black
Poirot’ (2019).
With the visual field all but removed, her audio work moves through various
meditations on what
sound means for regimes of visibility. Like radio, these sound pieces evade the
logic of the written or
the visual and thus these axes of domination.
The first piece, On Opacity, stages a conversation. It asks what it is to be
fully known through the
types of information that can be strategically concealed or communicated through
Black Poirot, is what the artist calls “a 20 minute ride on the Orientalised-
Other Express.
investigating a crime no one can remember and an internalized struggle with
latent respectability
politics. It a