Lua Ribeira’s photo series Noises in the Blood is inspired by contemporary Jamaican dancehall ritual. Made in collaboration with a group of British Jamaican women in Birmingham, Ribeira recreated scenes from dancehall culture at the participants’ homes. Inspired by Carolyn Cooper’s book ‘Noises in the Blood: Orality, Gender, and the ‘Vulgar’ Body of Jamaican Popular Culture’, the project questions the narrow Western perspective under whose lens dancehall is observed.
Hear Ribeira and collaborator, dancehall artist Dinah Larmond, discuss the process of creating these collaborative portraits, and Dinah’s experience of British dance hall culture. The talk will be followed by a DJ set from Kemarr.
Lua Ribeira’s practice is characterized by its collaborative nature and immersive approach to the subject matter. Ribeira is interested in trespassing social barriers, and breaking the structural separation in relation to particular communities. Lua is the recipient of the Firecracker Grant 2015, Jerwood Photoworks Award 2018, and the Magnum Graduate Photographers Award 2017.
Kemarr is a designer and DJ hailing from southwest London; where his Jamaican roots merged with his love for Hip-Hop, around the time when Grime and Garage were at their peak. Known for his eclectic club selections and elaborate style, Kemarr will take you on a journey through reggaeton, dancehall, afro house, baile funk and everything in between.
Drinks provided by Absolut Vodka.