Last Years Interesting Negro
It’s low rumbling unruly states and navigating control internal external outside inside city streets and parks and bodies of water, psychic landscapes laid out and all that tangled up complicity doing and done and how these things play out in the body-space arena. Fragile, unknown and precarious, a sanctuary though, for tending rage nurturing control / abandon this is survival work touching those tender spots of paranoia, flowering, resilient – this energetic environment, it is beautiful, I have always loved botanical gardens.
Last Yearz Interesting Negro is the performance project of London based artist and dancer Jamila Johnson-Small. Their choreographies are dreamspaces and battlegrounds, that build atmospheric landscapes through the live unfolding of the tensions between things that produce meaning. Working with dramaturgies of sculpture, electronic music, poetry, video, texture, a public and always dancing, Jamila isn’t so interested in genre and her practice moves across various spaces, contexts and roles, also curating and hosting spaces for conversation and artistic exchange. She collaborates regularly with Alexandrina Hemsley (Project O), Phoebe Collings-James, Fernanda Muñoz-Newome, Shelley Parker and Rowdy SS.
fury was part of PUG#7 at GIFT Festival Caedmon Hall 4 May 2019.