In a mashup of two separate Public Study strands, Doing Language: Word Work artists will take over the upcoming volumes 6 and 7 of 1-844-NOT-Z00M, with audio submissions from Justin Allen, Chloe Bass, Massa Lemu, Joselia Hughes, Malcolm Peacock, and MA.MOYO aka Belinda Zhawi.


VOL. 6


Malcolm Peacock is an artist who is interested in the intersection between bodily movement and traditions of Black radical ideologies. Peacock’s practice of reciting Black radical texts is an exercise in language embodiment, expanding upon emotional and psychic spaces inhabited by Black subjects.


Chloë Bass is a multiform conceptual artist working in performance, situation, conversation, publication, and installation. Her work uses daily life as a site of deep research to address scales of intimacy: where patterns hold and break as group sizes expand.


Joselia Rebekah Hughes is a Black disabled writer and allo-practice artist. She works to untangle the language(s) of liminality; instruments abstractions on the conditions of Blackness; interrogates reclamation and refusal through play; and reappraises societal perceptions of ability, chronic illness and disability to imagine and concretize alternative passages of survival and living. Her book, Blackable: a Nopem, is forthcoming from Inpatient Press.


VOL. 7


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.