One in the Other

One in the Other is a public (and at times private) ever-evolving space for film, performance, music, poetry, self-defence, singing, resting and pausing. Taking over Camden Art Centre’s Gallery 3 space for the next four months, it takes as its starting point the work of exhibiting artists, Phoebe Collings-James, Adam Farah and Zeinab Saleh, as well as broadening out to introduce new ways of working communally and collaboratively.

One in the Other’s new microsite outlines the entire programme of live events, performances, workshops, interventions etc. It also serves as an indexical archive and resource platform for this evolving programme and in a user-friendly and engaging fashion. The website documents One in the Other’s concepts and launches with a handful of bookable and walk-in events and information on participating artists and collaborators and will grow as we continue to document and expand with the programme.

Participating artists and collaborators: Black Obsidian Sound System (B.O.S.S.), Dele Adeyemo with Oworo Collective, Sheila Chukuwlozie and Kazeem Kuteyi, DeForrest Brown Jnr. /Speaker Music, Phoebe Collings-James, Cõvco, Adam Farah, Chloe Filani, Onyeka Igwe, Safari MMA, Grace Ndiritu, Bisila Noha, Muslim Sisterhood, Ebun Sopido, Ms Carrie Stacks, Mudbelly Teaches, Deniz Ünal, Petit Oiseau, POOL and, Johanna Tagada-Hoffbeck,


Generously supported by the National Lottery via Arts Council England.


Adam Farah, TRYING NOT TO BE MY DAD AND MY MUM TBH (The iPod Chronicles Sincerity Survival Mix) (Listening Session*)
10 September – 23 December
An extension of previous work ADULTS NEVER KEEP PROMISES / FRESH HITS 1997 (NW9 EXTENDED MIX), 2019 conceived for collective listening of the 5 albums on view in their gallery exhibition.

Albums played on a loop in no particular order during gallery hours when there are no events:

  1. Mariah Carey, Butterfly (Colombia Records, 1997)
  2. Whitney Houston, My Love is Your Love (Arista Records LLC, 1998)
  3. Janet Jackson, The Velvet Rope (Black Doll Inc. and Virgin Records America, 1997)
  4. Madonna, Ray of Light (Warner Records Inc. 1998)
  5. Sugababes, One Touch (London Music Stream Ltd., 2000)

Upcoming Events

An evening with Ms. Carrie Sacks and guests
Saturday 11 December, timing TBC

Join us for our finale live event for One and the Other with producer, DJ and songwriter Ms Carrie Stacks who will close out the programme with a stripped back piano performance. A post-event dance party will be held in the  café.


An afternoon of music with Petit Oiseau and POOL
Sunday 12 December, 3-6pm

Join us for an afternoon of live music form Petit Oiseau and POOL.

Petit Oiseau is the collaborative work of Jatinder Singh Durhailay and Suren Seneviratne. Petit Oiseau is a new musical endeavour, marrying classical Indian instrumentation such as the Dilruba played by Durhailay, unusually combined with Seneviratne’s digital synthesiser murmurings. Petit Oiseau’s performance will be accompanied with a living installation by Johanna Tagada-Hoffbeck.

POOL is an autobiographical, conceptual narrative album that examines moments of trauma and happiness in childhood.  It uses those moments as a diving board to explore mental health issues and coping mechanisms of many young black men, born in inner and outer London. The project questions and attempts to answer why some of these men swim, why some sink and why some others don’t enter the POOL


Past Events

A selection of films by Grace Ndiritu
Saturday September 18 (during gallery hours)
A one-off screening of a selection of Grace Ndiritu’s key works: Black Beauty (2021); Raiders of the Lost Ark (2015); and The Black Video Anthology: The Origins of Dance Music (2006). Ndiritu works at the intersection of film and performance and her practice has largely been concerned with the transformation of our contemporary world. Generously supported by the National Lottery via Arts Council England. Films provided by LUX Moving Image.


Self-defence women-only workshop led by Safari MMA initiated by Muslim Sisterhood
Sunday 26 September
Sireenah Shakoor, Muay Thai  instructor from Safari MMA, the first women’s only martial arts club in the UK leads an introductory workshop for women and discussion on the definitions of self-defence, situational awareness on how to defend an attack and weapon disarming.


Mudbelly Teaches at Camden Art Centre
On view in Gallery 3 between 2-8 October and in the context of Mudbelly Teaches were objects made in the free hand-building clay workshop led by Phoebe Collings-James and Bisila Noha in a fun and welcoming environment for Black people. Attendees created sculptures in ceramics, while learning basic hand building techniques such as pinching, coiling and slab building.


DeForrest Brown, Jr./Speaker Music at Camden Art Centre
Sunday 10 October
A late afternoon live music performance coinciding with the start of Frieze Week, featuring writer and Make Techno Black Again activist, DeForrest Brown, Jr./Speaker Music.


Collaborative writing workshop with Ebun Sopido and Chloe Filani
Saturday 16 &  Sunday 17 October, 11.00-3.00pm

Artists and writers Ebun Sodipo and Chloe Filani will be leading a two-day collaborative writing workshop in two parts. In the first half, participants will be invited to write short texts centred on bodily sensations and descriptions of surfaces. This will be followed by developments of performative reading as extensions of these texts.


Dele Adeyemo: Making Black Horizons – strategies for worlding in the ruins of racial capitalism
Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 October (during gallery hours)

A two-day film installation Making Black Horizons provides an insight into the everyday lives of a group of young creatives on the edge of the megacity of Lagos, as they make spaces for creative expression and liberation within sites of structural neglect and ruination. Visitors are immersed in the scenes of everyday worlding at close to one to one scale through a panorama of multiple projections.


Cõvco Live: Nexus in Paradise
Thursday 28 October, 6.00-9.00pm

Artist and musician Cõvco will present a new performance and immersive installation, Nexus in Paradise transforming the gallery into a future space exploring themes of black futurity, mortality, rituals and human psyche. Nexus in Paradise is formatted as a one-person play, directed, written and produced by Cõvco.

This event coincides with our late exhibition viewing hours and drinks will be available in the café afterwards.


Belly dancing workshop and group activity with Deniz Ünal
Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 November, 11.00am-3.00pm

Initiated by Muslim Sisterhood, Deniz Ünal will host a women-only workshop and group activity exploring the relationships between desire, joy, health and healing with the first workshop focusing inwards to our bodies through using belly dancing as our tool and the second focusing on the collective experience by holding discussions and integrating therapeutic and movement led group activities.


Phoebe Collings-James invites Onyeka Igwe
Wednesday 17 & Sunday 21 November (during gallery hours)

Phoebe Collings-James has invited Onyeka Igwe to present an installation bringing together a collection of works by Onyeka Igwe that focus on the embodied knowing of colonial archive. This screening installation features:

Specialised technique (2018) – 7 mins, 1 screen, SD video, stereo sound
Sitting on a man (2018) – 7mins, 3 screen, HD video, stereo sound
the names have changed, including my own and truths have been altered (2019) – 30 mins, 1 screen, HD video, stereo sound
The walls have mouths (2021) – 5mins, 1 screen, 2K video, surround sound


Deniz Unal and Ebun Sopido Live
Friday 26 November, 6.00pm-8.oopm

Join us for an evening of performances by artists (and previous One in the Other artist-led workshop conveners), Deniz Ünal and Ebun Sodipo. Ünal will present a new performance drawing from and reflecting on the workshop and group activity held at Camden Arts Centre exploring embodied acts of desire and its relationship to health and healing. Sodipo will perform an ongoing body of work exploring liminal space, embodiment, transformation and grief first performed as part of Frieze Live 2021.