A Contemporary Struggle

Jamila Johnson-Small and Alexandrina Hemsley

ISBN: 978-0957393813

Published by Live Art Development Agency, 2013 

21cm x 21cm, 115 pages, paperback with colour photographs throughout

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A Contemporary Struggle is a collection of texts and images that respond to the dance duet O

Choreographed by Hemsley & Johnson-Small, is a dance that works to resist the objectifying tendencies of performer/spectator relationships, the gaze on the female body and reductive notions of race. 

A Contemporary Struggle elaborates on these themes: examining discourses around race and female sexuality. Both O and A Contemporary Struggle are part of Hemsley & Johnson-Small’s ongoing collaboration, Project O

Contributors: Hrafnhildur Benediktsdóttir, Dr. Chamion Caballero, Phoebe Collings-James, Janine Harrington, Hamish Macpherson, Hannah Newell, Hetain Patel, Katarzyna Perlak, Shane Solanki And Else Tunemyr.