Date:  Mon, 2 March 2020
Time:  Refreshments 18:30-19:00
Event begins promptly at 19:00
Venue:  Delfina Foundation
Booking:  Please see below for details

Join our current artist-in-residence Sheila Chukwulozie and writer Amarachi Iheke for a deep listening session and discussion around Chukwulozie’s work-in-progress, |temple|.

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price.” (1 Corinthians 6:18-20)

|temple| is a short film by artist Sheila Chukwulozie on the post-colonial, post-war Igbo body and its relationship to Catholicism. Through the frame of sound, |temple| is a sonic dialogue about the experience cultural critic Rey Chow calls “self recognition [through] self deletion.” Using the practice of pole dancing as the premise on which Chukwulozie processes both the sensual and political existence of her Igbo body, the artist has interviewed other Igbo women on their own experience of mind-body conflict.

Over the evening the artist will present and discuss three short extracts from the film, based around different themes that are central to the project (sound & body; Catholicism; and Colonialism).


Due to the limited spaces available, we ask those who wish to join this event to email (subject line: temple) telling us why you wish to attend. The event is open to anyone with interest in the subject of the evening itself.


Sheila’s residency is in partnership with Here There Everywhere: Africa, a collaborative programme led by New Art Exchange (NAE), Nottingham. Funded by Arts Council England National Lottery Funds.

This event forms part of Delfina Foundation’s Performance as Process thematic programme.

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