Evan Ifekoya’s ‘She was a full body speaker’ and selected shorts

10 June 2017, 7pm
Summerhall, Edinburgh

LUX Scotland is pleased to present ‘She Was a Full Body Speaker’ by interdisciplinary artist Evan Ifekoya.

Combining found footage from Rewind/Fast Forward with the artists’ personal archive, ‘She Was a Full Body Speaker’ addresses blackness, sociality and inheritance diffracted through queer nightlife and trauma as an endless repetition.

A series of shorts selected by Evan Ifekoya will screen as part of the event, including Ursula ​Mayer, ‘Medea’ (2013), Marlon Riggs, ‘Anthem’ (1991) and Alia Syed, ‘Fatima’s Letter’ (1992).

Following the screening Evan Ifekoya will be in conversation with writer and lecturer Laura Guy.

This event takes place on the closing weekend of Evan Ifekoya’s solo exhibition ‘A Net Made of Individual Knots’ at Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh.

‘She Was a Full Body Speaker’ has been made with a package of support from BFI, no.w.here and Wellcome Trust as part of the ‘Queering love, Queering hormones’ project and a grant from Heritage Lottery Fund as part of Rewind/Fast Forward. Thank you to Sandi Hughes for providing access to the Rewind/Fast Forward archive and to James Holcombe for the invaluable technical support at no.w.here, Bethnal Green, London.


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