The Otolith Group and The Showroom present The Chimurenga Library
Wire contributor Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar's The Otolith Collective will present The Chimurenga Library at London’s The Showroom this autumn. Working with the Cape Town based collective Chimurenga, the first week of the exhibition will host a live broadcast from Chimurenga's online radio station, Pan African Space Station (PASS), with a programme of music, interviews and events. Shabaka Hutchings, Christine Eyene, Hansi Momodu-Gordon & Amanprit Sandhu and Audrey Brown will be among the musicians, journalists, writers, curators and film makers involved in the project. Material from this broadcast will be on display as part of a cartographic installation happening both on and offsite in the weeks following.
Chimurenga (a Shona word that loosely translates as ‘struggle for freedom’) was founded by Ntone Edjabe in 2002 as a multidisciplinary project manifesting itself as a print magazine, publisher, broadcaster, workspace and platform for editorial and curatorial activities, as well as an online resource. The Chimurenga Library will take place at The Showroom, London, between 8 October–21 November, with a preview happening on 7 October. More information can be found here.