The Conch online: March
Wed 10 Mar, 6.30–8pm

camara taylor, pining [working title], 2021, film still 

A Zoom link will be emailed to participants in advance of the event

This edition of The Conch focuses on editing as a part of visual arts practices.

Together, we will consider editing in and out, leaving and returning to work, and the essay as a form for artists’ moving image.

The event is curated by Tendai Mutambu and Lily Tonge with artists Samra Mayanja and Camara Taylor.

Responses from the audience are invited throughout the evening. Please email questions in advance to or submit questions through the chat function on the night.

Following the event a collection of texts responding to the discussion will be published on the SLG website.


The Conch is an open forum for emerging artists and writers that invites critical feedback on work in progress and open discussion in a relaxed atmosphere, outside of an academic institution.

Tendai Mutambu is a writer, editor, and curator based in Bristol where he is Assistant Curator: Commissions and Public Programmes at Spike Island. Tendai is also the inaugural Commissioning Editor for essays at Art Now NZ.

Samra Mayanja is a Leeds based artist and writer whose central concern is what moves us and what it is to be moved. Her work spans writing, performance and film and is an effort to commune disparate voices and to generate around and beyond what’s inconceivable, lost or arrives in tatters.

Camara Taylor is amongst other things an artist who lives in Glasgow.


  • As well as presentations from different artists, audience members are invited to contribute to the discussion.
  • This is a Zoom meeting. Audience members can choose whether or not to be visible during the event.
  • The conversation will be live captioned and transcripts will be provided for the moving image work.

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