A new exhibit by Nine Nights TV at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) will combine music, video, and performance art to explore Black futurism. The exhibit, called Channel B, will open on October 11th and run through January 30th, 2022.
“Nine Nights is a new music concept featuring thoughtfully curated Black artists across the world, spanning music, performance, poetry and spoken word,” the Channel B creators said in a statement. “The name is rooted in Jamaican tradition that celebrates the life and safe passing for those deceased over nine nights.”
“This ‘dead yard’ series is for those who have lost their lives at the hands of racism, police brutality and COVID-19, to celebrate their existence and push for change,” they continued. “We want a new system, one that helps develop Black lives in music, art and community.”
Sound and video installations at Channel B will come courtesy of artists GAIKA, GLOR1A, and Shannen SP. Zara Truss-Giles joined Nine Nights to bring the concept to life after the artist collective’s launch last year. The exhibit’s concepts will be studied through the use of sci-fi and futurist themes, as well as political satire and social commentary.
To learn more about Nine Nights’ Channel B exhibit, visit the ICA website.