Corey Mwamba


shared spaces: one

£10 or more

vibraphone, piano, junior drums, bass ukulele, synth, bells, baoding balls, trolley lip gong, audio processing.

Continuing my work in Songs for the New Folk, I want to consider notions of belonging for Black diaspora communities: what it means to "belong", and the nature and tensions of "sharing spaces" with indigenous and settled communities. The notion of space is not just through geography or physical space, but also through cultural artefacts such as music, clothing, and food.

I'm also thinking of the limits and modes of "sharing": what is the motivation behind the transmission? When is it too little, or too much? How does sharing affect agency? This is something that I have had to reflect on a lot over the last two years. The act of sharing music through subscription has led to a feeling of liberation and control; but having experienced commodification of Black artists on this platform (see raises questions about the safety of this "shared space".