For Lula, Mississippi (part 3)
For Lula, Mississippi (part 3) unearths the ecological unconscious of Black music. By following early blues back to Choctaw music and culture, and forward through techno, electronica, and trip-hop, a certain buried history is uncovered. This history, or rather this all-tangled root-network might just grow into Black and Native solidarity, reminding us that anti-racism and environmental justice are inseparable.
There are two earlier mixtapes in this series, produced by Arjuna Neuman as part of the Sonic Acts residency programme Overexposed. Listen to the first two mixtapes and read additional background at overexposed.sonicacts.com/for-lula/1
Arjuna is hosting a workshop about mixtape making for Sonic Acts.
Andrea and Arif of Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee spoke to Arjuna about his practice for the Overexposed podcast, a collaboration of Sonic Acts and JJJNNN. Listen to the conversation here: Tenderness, Death Valley and the Blues.
Arjuna Neuman was born on an airplane, that’s why he has two passports. He is an artist, filmmaker and writer.
With recent presentations at CCA Glasgow; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Manifesta 10, Marseille; Showroom Gallery, London; TPW Gallery, Toronto; Forum Expanded, Berlin Berlinale; Jameel Art Centre, Dubai; Berlin Biennial 10, Germany; Serpentine, London X Qalandia Biennial, Palestine; Gasworks, London; Bold Tendencies, London, UK; Or Gallery, Vancouver; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Istanbul Modern, Turkey; MAAT and Docslisboa, Portugal; Sharjah Biennial 13, UAE; Bergen Assembly, Norway; at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore; the 56th Venice Biennale and SuperCommunity; Industry of Light, London; the Haus Der Kulturen der Welt; at Ashkal Alwan and the Beirut Art Centre, Lebanon; Le Gaite Lyric, Paris; the Canadian Centre for Architecture; and the Rat School of Art, Seoul amongst others. As a writer he has published essays in Relief Press, Into the Pines Press, The Journal for New Writing, VIA Magazine, Concord, Art Voices, Flaunt, LEAP, Hearings and e-flux.