This is Marasa’s new tape, featuring work by Rosa-Johan Uddoh, an interdisciplinary artist working towards what she calls maximum self-esteem.
It contains two sound pieces created by Rosa, ‘On Opacity, Part 1& 2’ (2017) and ‘Black Poirot’ (2019). With the visual field all but removed, her audio work moves through various meditations on what sound means for regimes of visibility.
The first piece, On Opacity, stages a conversation. It asks what it is to be fully known through the types of information that can be strategically concealed or communicated through sound.
Black Poirot, is what the artist calls “a 20 minute ride on the Orientalised- Other Express investigating a crime no one can remember and an internalized struggle with latent respectability politics. It also features a special appearance from Edouard Glissant in the role that could have defined him.”