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Embodied Knowledge launch

Website launching on 10th August.

Rhubaba is pleased to launch a new website, Embodied Knowledge, a website committed to long-term research and publishing new commissions across multiple formats including writing, workshops, sculpture and sound. The website encourages public study and new forms of collaborating and sharing. The launch will include new writing by the committee that considers Rhubaba’s future after the closure of the studios in 2021 and will showcase a commissioned ceramic sculpture by artist Zoë Zo, Zoë Tumika & Zoë Guthrie.

The project was initiated in 2020 to examine ways of knowing through wayward¹ conversations with friends that sought to dismantle knowledge hierarchies and centre Black futurity. In June 2021 the material clay was introduced to the group at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Together they considered the key principles of ceramics: essentially soil, water and fire as they made vessels that became emblems for holding space for waywardness. Zoë Zo, Zoë Tumika & Zoë Guthrie was invited to make a new vessel that takes shape slowly, holding and evidencing a presence through finger pinching and texture.

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Zoë Zo, Zoë Tumika & Zoë Guthrie is an artist from and based in Glasgow. They think, imagine and make with conversation; patterns; clay; gut listening; lettering; pens (no pencil) and feeling. Slowly chewing on pasts.

Often feeling the present as hot and burning.

Alongside making, Zoë has a producing practice and is currently working with Mele Broomes on the development of Body Remedy, a Black-led organisation centring radical self-care. They were also on the committee of Transmission Gallery, an artist-led space in Glasgow, from 2019 to 2021.

¹ A word evoking a meandering protest. "Waywardness: the avid longing for a world not ruled by master, man or the police. The errant path taken by the leaderless swarm in search of a place better than here. The social poesis that sustains the dispossessed. Wayward: the unregulated movement of drifting and wandering; sojourns without a fixed destination, ambulatory possibility, interminable migrations, rush and flight, black locomotion; the everyday struggle to live free.” Hartman, S. V. (2019). Wayward lives, beautiful experiments (First edition.). W.W. Norton & Company.