EVENTS 2021 Archive

Cairo Clarke

The Future is a Collective Project


Deptford X Online
London, London SE8 4HL United Kingdom
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Listening with our whole bodies

This workshop is led by curator and writer Cairo Clarke and is centred around the American writer and academic Sadiya Hartmnan’s idea of “sonic accountability”, which broadly questions what we want the world to sound and feel like. Clarke’s understanding of sonic accountability includes the experience of gravity on the body in space; the centering of poetic knowledge and complexities; and the emancipation of language to move towards feeling, improvisation and kinship.
In this workshop, participants will listen to an excerpt of a conversation between Cairo Clarke and the artist Shenece Oretha and will collectively read Audre Lorde’s ‘There Are no Honest Poems About Dead Women’ before collectively discussing these in relation to ideas of sonic accountability.

Cairo Clarke is a curator, writer and facilitator whose work is informed by an urgency for slowness, a re-imaging of pace, production and relationships across arts and cultural spheres, taking an intersectional and collaborative approach. Cairo has worked closely with artists to develop and share instances of work across film, performance, installation, printed matter and programmed events as well as sharing self-led curatorial projects.

In 2019 she launched SITE, a publication and curatorial project exploring alternative encounters with artist practice and the dissemination of research. Cairo is a member of The Black Curriculum, working towards education reform in the UK and delivers teaching sessions to young people as a further means towards decolonising education and cultural production.

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The session leader would like to prioritise people of colour in this session and welcomes participants that identify as such.


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