The evening will feature four readings that reference the “four winds”, foregone elders and ancestors, speaking messages of hope and encouragement to their youngers. They will recount war stories from their past as anecdotes, passing them onto the next generation and the listening audience.
James Massiah is a poet and DJ from South London whose work explores ideas about sexuality, mortality and ethics through performance, writing and visual media. His latest project Euthanasia Party/Twenty Seven is a series of poems about fate, sex, life and death from the perspective of a young determinist. He has been commissioned to produce work for the BBC and the Guardian, as well as featuring in campaigns for Selfridges, Loewe and Nike. He has performed readings of his work at the Tate Modern, the Courtauld Institute of Art and the Houses of Parliament and has been profiled in Vogue, Dazed, i-D and GQ.