1-844-NOT-Z00M (1-844-668-9006) is a hotline that invites audience members to dial-in to hear poetry, songs, or monologues from artists. With a focus on non-visual artistic content, the hotline provides an alternative to the Zoom realm with experiences that are easily accessed from your phone. The voice of 1-844-NOT-Z00M is Autumn Knight, an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation, and text.
Vol. 7 Contributors:
In a mashup of two separate Public Study strands, Doing Language: Word Work artists will take over volumes 6 and 7 of 1-844-NOT-Z00M.
MA.MOYO aka Belinda Zhawi is a Zimbabwean literary & sound artist. She is the author of Small Inheritances (ignitionpress, 2018), co-founder of literary arts platform BORN::FREE & experiments with sound as MA.MOYO. Belinda’s work has been broadcast & published on various platforms including The White Review, NTS Live, Boiler Room & BBC Radio.
Justin Allen makes performances and writes poems and essays to understand our relationships to time, social context, and place. He has shared his work at The Poetry Project, Brooklyn Museum, BAAD!, and ISSUE Project Room where he was a 2020 artist-in-residence. He has received support from Franklin Furnace and Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
Massa Lemu is a visual artist and writer whose multi-disciplinary artistic practice takes the form of text, performance, and multimedia installations that are concerned with the contradictions of migration, and the psychological effects of an immaterial, flexible and mobile capitalism on the post-colonial subject. Lemu makes interventions into objects, using aesthetics of politics to comment on the politics of aesthetics. His art has been exhibited at 1708 Gallery (Richmond, Virginia), Lawndale Arts Center and Rice University (Houston, Texas), and at University of Malawi, Chancellor College (Zomba, Malawi). As a writer, Lemu’s scholarly interests lie in what he calls a biopolitical collectivism in contemporary African art which he defines as an immaterial, subject-centered and collectivist art practice situated in everyday life. His writing has been published by Field Journal of Socially Engaged Art, The Burlington Contemporary, Wits University Press, Third Text, Stedelijk Studies Journal, and Contemporaryand. Lemu was a Core Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston between 2010 and 2012. He currently teaches in the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University.