Curated by Black Chalk & Co.
Part of the exhibition Beautiful Words Are Subversive, join us for this book launch and film screening. Guest filmmakers were invited to collaborate on an experimental film sequence responding to the recently published book by Black Chalk & Co., Some Writers Can Give You Two Heartbeats using the exquisite corpse format. Each filmmaker received a prompt to produce an original video piece without knowledge of what the other filmmakers were working with and all the material was then stitched together.
After the screening, Tinashe Mushakavanhu and Nontsikelelo Mutiti will talk about their medium-defying book and the creative process behind its enriching content, prescient conversations and speculations. It’s an invitation to join Black Chalk & Co. in asking what the book can and should be in these times, and why it’s necessary to give voice to a group of people who would otherwise be silent, or ignored.
With guest artists: Simon Benjamin, Yusuf Hassan, Masimba Hwati, Kresiah Mukwazvhi, Tenjiwe Mutiti, Lucia Nhamo and Tapiwa Gambura
Back Chalk & Co is a fugitive creative agency founded in 2015 engendering new forms of publishing and creative production, founded by Tinashe Mushakavanhu and Nonstikelelo Mutiti.
Tinashe Mushakavanhu PhD is a writer and scholar from Zimbabwe invested in how the poetics of anarchy inform creative writing, digital media and African literature. He is a postdoctoral fellow at WiSER, the University of Witwatersrand.
Nontsikelelo Mutiti is a Zimbabwean born interdisciplinary artist working at the intersections of disciplines to produce visual works that engages the African diaspora as a primary audience. She is Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University.