An Exchange on Black Sonics with Ladi'Sasha Jones and Akeema-Zane
A conversation on Black sonic portals, history, and remembrances between Ladi'Sasha Jones and Akeema-Zane. This special exchange is part of a series of programs at CARA inviting artists, scholars, and thinkers to present their work in dialogue with A Mass of Cyborgs.
Ladi'Sasha Jones is a writer, designer and curator from Harlem, NY. Her research-based practice explores Black cultural and spatial histories through text, design and public engagement. She has written for Aperture, Avery Review, Arts.Black, Gagosian Quarterly, Houston Center for Photography, Art X Lagos, Temporary Art Review, Art-Agenda, The Art Momentum, and Recess among others. Her project, Black Interior Space / Spatial Thought was commissioned by THE SHED (NYC) as a part of Open Call 2021 and was the recipient of a 2021 Research and Development award from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. She is currently a PhD student in Architecture at Princeton University.
Akeema-Zane is an artist and researcher working in the mediums of literature, sound, film and performance. The artist is currently an artist fellow at UnionDocs CoLab and a board director of the School of Making Thinking. a²z is the arm which houses the artists' music/sound practice which includes deejaying, composition and scoring/sound design. Akeema-Zane has been published in various literary and musical works in the digital and physical realms including "There's a Monopoly On Change" (2015), and albums of artists Liv.e, PinkSiifu, L'Rain and lojii.
Image: Left: Ladi'sasha Jones. Photo: Rachell Morillo. Right: Akeema-Zane.
December 10, 2022
Free and open to the public. Reservations encouraged. Kindly RSVP.
12:30 pm — Hymn to the Strange
2:30 pm — Hymn to the Strange
3:30 pm — An Exchange on Black Sonics
4:30 pm — Hymn to the Strange