144 KPOA is an abstract, conceptual space that invites a diverse selection of sound, visual, and performance artists to create intentional, visceral, and thought-provoking work through collaborative, incubation periods. This iteration, held at Reference Point 180, invites an extensive line-up of artists with something to say about the human body in relation to identity.
The human body is arguably the most multifaceted piece of technology owned. Bodies encompass so much more than bones, and muscle - they equally have the duty of carrying the elusive concepts of identity - concepts of race, gender, sexuality, class, and more are often discussed adjacent to the human body but how does the physicality of the body respond to this? How does the 2022 human reconcile these concepts with the physical body in a world that continuously pushes us to define who we are?
Reference Point is a library, bar, and bookshop space with an evolving and growing collection of rare books, ephemera, and printed matter focused on Post-War Radical Art, Architecture, Design, Fashion, and Culture. The library exists to create inspiration and conversation by providing creatives of all stages and disciplines with Reference Points for their projects.
Joseph Funnell (Performance Artist) - Live Performance
QOVOP (Musician) - Live Performance
Josh Woolford (Performance Artist) - Live Performance
Demi Gosh (Performance Artist) - Spoken Word
Moonchile (Artist) - Spoken Word
Alla Taha (Actress) - Spoken Word
Sam Olalade (Creative) - Spoken Word
Tytiah Blake (Casting Director) - Spoken Word
Obipslams (Poet) - Spoken Word
Chooc Ly Tan (Lecturer + DJ) - Spoken Word
Tumi Fani Kayode (Actress/Model) - Spoken Word
Eliza (Researcher, Writer, Activist) - Spoken Word
Divine Southgate-Smith (Artist, Writer) - Spoken Word
Jeanie Crystal (Artist, Director, DJ) - Spoken Word