Light + Series V : Collective Imaginings with Jamila Prowse
The Lighthouse Light + podcast series features discussions and interviews involving artists, curators and members of the Lighthouse team. They dig deep into themes of identity and belonging, the history and future of club culture, and the ability of digital technology to elicit feelings of deep and lasting empathy.
In Light + Series V: Collective Imaginings, artist Jamila Prowse chats to cultural workers about their experience of navigating the sector, and their imaginings for the future of the arts.
Setting out to act as a resource for independent artists and curators, as well as those considering a career in the arts, the series considered how these cultural contributors work to break down barriers to the arts through their own work, as well as the strategies and support systems they have personally developed for surviving in the arts.
Produced and released during the Covid-19 pandemic, the series provided a platform for dialogues around the wider precariousness of the arts, as well as how and whether artists and arts practitioners are continuing to make work and make ends meet in these increasingly uncertain times. A full transcript is available to accompany each episode.
Carving out space for ourselves and one another. Download the transcript here.
Abondance Matanda - The First Galleries I Knew Were Black Homes, published in Know Your Place: Essays on the working class, by the working class, Ed. Nathan Connolly,
Jamila and film programmer and curator Jemma Desai discuss their experiences of navigating hostile and inhospitable institutions, and the ways they have learned to protect their imaginations and resist capitalist productivity.
Southbank redundancy contract shared by The White Pube
Transcript: Light Collective Imaginings EP2 Transcript
Jamila is joined by curators and artists Deborah Joyce Holman and Rabz Lansiquot to discuss collectivising, care and the limits of representation.
Transcript: Light Collective Imaginings EP3 Transcript