Shamica RuddockLocation: UK
Shamica Ruddock is a research responsive artist whose research concerns Afro-Caribbean folk storytelling practices, orality, African-centred time-space cosmologies, sound culture, hauntology and Black futurity.
Together, Shamica and Hannan Jones shared a basement studio space. A peripheral space they came to know as ‘The Beat/s Kitchen NRG collective’ AKA’ The Beats Kitchen’. The Beats Kitchen was fuelled by conversation, joy, and energised by rituals and friendship. It hosted curiosity and their passion for speculating through experimental sound, film, electronic and analog music equipment, archives and futurisms, sonic fictions, and world-building.
From The Beats Kitchen sprang forth ‘Re-Imagining In-Conversation’. A performative exploration of the in-conversation format, ‘Re-Imagining In-Conversation’ extends a multiplicity of identified overlapping and diverging themes through sonic and visual improvisation.
Recently, the pair worked with aspects of jazz and improvisational performance under the mentorship of legendary and generous Pat Thomas, supported by Counterflows and the CCA.