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A B&W shot of M Lamar prostrate and seemingly screaming
27 September 2014

Speculum Orum

M Lamar

A queer black operatic requiem for piano and voice that asks us to stay in the hold of the slave ship, that tries to understand the connection from the slave ship to the prison.

Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way
A gloomy corridor
27 September 2014

Fugitivity and Waywardness

Fred Moten Saidiya Hartman

An open conversation hosted by Saidiya Hartman and Fred Moten around ‘fugitivity’ and ‘waywardness’ and what it means to be in flight, excessive or ungovernable.

Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way
An old photograph of a group looking direct to camera
26 September 2014


Saidiya Hartman

A socio-poetic reading on wayward communities – The wayward create upheavals, incite tumult. They come and go as they please; they are fugitive; they are in open rebellion against society.

Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way
Make A Way Out of No Way Poster Graphic
26 – 28 September 2014
Tramway Stereo

Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way

A 3-day exploration – through performance, screenings and discussion – of the art and politics of wayward communities who refuse to be bound by the fictions of race and sex.

M NourbeSe Philip is congratulated by Amiri Baraka and Sonia Sanchez
21 April 2013


M. NourbeSe Philip

Can a collective performance of NourbeSe’s poem of black life as it exceeds containment enact alternative forms of selfhood that emerge in and out of African diasporic experience?

Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle
long shot of the audience gathered around to take part in the discussion
18 April 2013

A story that cannot be told, yet must be told. Zong! and its context

Fred Moten M. NourbeSe Philip

A conversation between Philip and Moten: how do we read NourbeSe’s anti-narrative poetic lament in Glasgow today, given the city’s role in the history of slavery?

Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle