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mother tongues presents Tiered Tongue

21 Feb 2020

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Friday
10:00 – 18:00

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mother tongues is excited to present TIERED TONGUE at CLAY, taking the form of a new performance BAD LUGANDAN by Samra Mayanja, accompanied by the writing of artist and writer Adrianna Whittingham.

About

BAD LUGANDA is a performance piece exploring the transmission and experience of ecstasy as a vehicle for familiar languages finding us. Luganda is the language spoken by the Baganda tribe in Uganda.

Adrianna Whittingham enters Tiered Tongue to offer a dialectic dimension through the use of her typewriter in response to the workshops, conversations and performances throughout the duration of the Tiered Tongue project.

Tiered Tongue is a collaboration between Samra Mayanja and mother tongues. It follows a collective research process inviting collective reflection, breaking and remaking of the knowledge produced in Samra's performance BAD UGANDAN. The two workshops BLACK MUSIC, REPETITION AND THE ECSTATIC at DIY Space For London and FORGING GESTURES? at Blenheim Walk Gallery (Leeds Arts University) have informed Samra’s new performance piece BAD LUGANDAN.

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Samra Mayanja is a Leeds based artist whose work spans video, performance and non-hierarchical collective learning. She is interested in national and global hierarchies concerning language and the performance of speech.

Adrianna Whittingham is a London based performance artist, writer and satirist. Through absurdist, personal and visceral sensory narratives, she explores and references her cultural heritage, as well as employing political undertones in relation to current aggregate moods and opinions.

mother tongues is an interdisciplinary and research-led project applying decolonial, feminist and queer theory in exploring language and identity.

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Exhibiting artists

Adrianna Whittingham

Samara Mayanja

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