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Black Corporeal (Breathing by Numbers)

5 October-7 October

Julianknxx investigates the ways in which Black psyches are affected by their physical experiences.

A Studioknxx production, commissioned and presented by Brixton House


“I am Black, not because of a curse, but because my skin has been able to capture all the cosmic effluvia. I am truly a drop of sun under the earth.” - Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks

Black Corporeal (Breathing By Numbers) continues Julianknxx’s investigation into the ways in which Black psyches are affected by their physical experiences.

With a layering of poetry, essay, documentary and music, the film exposes the multiple realities of Black life in London and our relationships with this built environment that holds us.

The film is anchored by the returning voice of Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, as she traces her journey to having air pollution officially listed as a cause of death of her 9-year-old daughter, Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, the first time this had happened in the UK.

This moving film highlights the disproportionate impact of air pollution in the inner city, exploring the stark realities of environmental poverty, the oppressive existence of melanated bodies and the working-class, who are often forced to live in urban estates and congested pockets of our city.

However, rather than lament the weathering conditions and social pressures of Black experiences, the film honours a culture of resilience and perseverance, amongst those who have captured the cosmic.

The film screening will be followed by special events.

Special Events

Breathing By Numbers In 3 Acts

Wed 5 Oct – Film screening and site specific live performance with Julianknxx, ACT 1, £21, £17 concessions.
Thu 6 Oct – Filming screening followed by Q&A with filmmaker Julianknxx and invited guests, ACT 2, £15, £11 concessions.
Fri 7 Oct – Film screening followed by a live creative response event, ACT 3, £15, £11 concessions

Creative Team

Director – Julianknxx

Producer – Tobi Kyeremateng

Executive Producer – Debo Amon

Director of Photography – Pablo Rojo

Editor – Harry Deadman

Original Score – Paul Cousins

Featured Vocalist – Jacob Banks

Essay by Araceli Camargo


Tickets: £11 - £21
Recommended age: 14+
Duration: 1 hours
Wed 05 Oct 8:00pm
Thu 06 Oct 8:00pm
Fri 07 Oct 8:00pm