29th November 2018

Bringing together writing made to be heard and felt, writing aloud is an evening of readings, connecting artists whose subjectivity and voice are a vital element to the communication of their work. Join us for this informal event, where we will listen to a range of texts, creating space to aurally encounter written work.

Contributing artists include Moza Al Matrooshi, Marta Barina, Rhona Eve Clews, Gonçalo Lamas, Imani Robinson, Ebun Sodipo and Ruby Wroe.

This evening of readings was born out Ruby Wroe’s year long award with ACME, enabled by the Tomart Foundation, in which her research revolved around the transgressive potential of writing that integrates the self and everyday lived experience, into broader discussions of contemporary society.

Moza Almatrooshi is based between The United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, where she is pursuing an MFA degree from Slade School of Fine Art. Almatrooshi’s practice explores themes of observing change, impermanence, and irreversibility, in a geopolitical frame and context. Her work employs various mediums such as text, video, photography, printmaking, installation, and performance.

Marta Barina is an independent curator, whose recent projects have existed in a plethora of unconventional spaces, from an Italian monastery to Wick Woodland Forest in Hackney, and institutions, including Royal Academy, The British Museum and Tate Modern. Barina is currently co-publishing MOSQUITO, an overview of contemporary artists in London, and managing the Sales program of Fotopub festival.

Rhona Eve Clews is studying an MFA in Fine Art at Slade and works across performance, text, film, photography and installation. Her practice considers human-nature relations with reference to sci-fi, shamanism, phenomenology, eco-feminisms, autobiography-as-archive and innovations within contemporary spirituality. Rhona has performed for Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, NC, USA and Creative Time, NY, USA and completed art residencies in Australia and New York.

Gonçalo Lamas is an artist and writer born in Porto, Portugal. After studying film in Porto and Bournemouth, Gonçalo was accepted into the BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins from which he graduated in 2017 – with a semester in Berlin with Hito Steyerl’s class at UdK. His work has been performed, read and overheard in small pockets of London, Plymouth, Porto and Berlin, as well as a few low-cost airplanes around Europe. Recent writing of his can be found in A Queer Anthology of Rage, from Pilot Press, to be presented at the ICA this November.

Imani Robinson is a London-based writer, curator and live art practitioner. Since 2015 she has been a member of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable collective and is currently completing an MA in Forensic Architecture at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths.

Ebun Sodipo is a writer and visual artist whose work interrogates and excavates knowledge production, identity construction, the everyday, and online social networks. They aim to trouble notions of a ‘natural’ state of being and of knowing. Their work finds its impetus in and echoes their social positionally/most salient identities: they are queer, non-binary, migrant, African, AMAB, middle class, artist and Black. They are a recipient of the 2018 Peer Forum programme at Camden Arts Centre.

Ruby Wroe is a London-based artist, working predominantly through writing, performance and video. She is currently working through ideas around autotheory, contemporary feminist discourse and the construction of subjectivity in the information age. Upon graduating from Camberwell College of Arts in 2016 she was awarded The Jonathan Harvey Studio Award by ACME, is currently studying on the MA at Slade, and is a Sarabande Scholar.