Park Nights 2021: Jota Mombaça
For Park Nights 2021, Serpentine presented an experimental collective reading session with interdisciplinary artist, Jota Mombaça.
For Park Nights 2021, Jota Mombaça presented ‘Can you sound like two thousand?’, a performative, experimental collective reading session. The piece encompasses an immersive installation in which the audience is encouraged to engage with a cacophonic reading programme designed by the artist that reflects upon the elemental agency of fire. The session was accompanied by a newly-devised sonic composition by Mombaça and sonic producer and researcher, Anti Ribeiro.
Jota Mombaça is an interdisciplinary artist whose work derives from poetry, critical theory, and performance. The sonic and visual matter of words plays an important role in their practice, which often relates to anti-colonial critique and gender disobedience. Through performance, visionary fiction, and situational strategies of knowledge production, they intend to rehearse the end of the world as we know it and the figuration of what comes after we dislodge the Modern-Colonial subject off its podium.