‘as a point of departure’ – a talk with Darragh Amelia, Alma Simba and Jesse Gerard Mpango,

May 15, 2024 11:45 am

Saturday 8th June – 6pm (Doors at 6pm, start time 6.30pm)

Many Studios, 3 Ross St Glasgow, G15AR

Free but ticketed. Please book your tickets here

Within the frame of “as a point of departure” – an exhibition of sound work by Artists Darragh Amelia and Alma Simba runing 7th-23rd June 2024 – we are hosting a talk with Ajabu Ajabu’s founding member and artist Jesse Gerard Mpango, followed by a hybrid conversation with Amelia and Simba on Sat 8th June.

Ajabu Ajabu employs participatory, open ended approaches in its programming and events as a way of exploring de-centralised and communal forms of presentation, production and preservation of audio visual work in Tanzania. Recurrent within Jesse’s work is the capacity for participatory rituals of imagining to unsettle and dislocate dominant narratives and extractive power structures.

Darragh Amelia produces, programs, and preserves audio-visual art/research ++ has (co)created spaces for artistic engagement, internationally (& digitally). Her work can be found in the permanent collection of the EYE Film Institute, @ various festivals, & on her mom’s Facebook page.

Alma Simba is a writer, historian and experimental sound artist interested in both the potentials and failures of words in capturing the human experience. She has recently completed her MA in History at The University of Dar es Salaam with a focus on Tanzanian heritage housed in Germany. She was a ‘Sensitive Provenances’ Research Fellow at The University of Göttingen in 2022 and is part of the Ajabu Ajabu audio-visual collective in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Travel and childcare bursaries are available, please get in touch at market@marketgallery.org to request the bursaries or discuss any other access concerns. This event will be at Many Studios which is a wheelchair accessible street facing unit and is equipped with wheelchair accessible and gender neutral toilets.

“as a point of departure” is presented within Glasgow International 2024, Scotland’s biennial festival of contemporary art.