16.08 - 01.09.2024


13.09 - 03.11.2024

ProtoZone 16

15.11 - 12.01.2025

ProtoZone 17


in collaboration with zürich moves! Forever imbricated

Installation: 9 April 14-20h / 10 April 14-18h / 15-17 April 14-20h

Live-stream-performance at Shedhalle: 10 April 17h


SERAFINE1369 will be collaborating with Shehdalle over the next year to devise a multi-format project in direct dialogue with the Protozone. The Protozone is a process based exhibition scenario that presents accessible works and sustainable practices through different intensities, named high and low intensity phases.


As part of Are you coming? SERAFINE1369 will share an existing durational audio work, ‘I I I (something flat, something cosmic, something endless)’ and on April 10th at 17h they will premiere a newly commissioned work, ‘Episode I: Perhaps we are finally beginning to see that the direction we are moving in leads nowhere’ at Shedhalle, in collaboration with Josh Anio Grigg. SERAFINE1369 has also designed a poster campaign, which will hang around Zurich and zürich moves! partnering venues.


Episode I: Perhaps we are finally beginning to see that the direction we are moving in leads nowhere


The first in a series of oracular readings that continue SERAFINE1369’s work with the unit of one minute. A (de)composition of fragments selected in the moment of reading. Meaning is (y)ours to receive. Anything can be a map.


Quoted resources

The Map to the Door of No Return – Dionne Brand

Thirsty – Dionne Brand

The Anatomy Colouring Book – Wynn Kapit / Lawrence M. Elson

The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic – Marcus Rediker and Peter Linebaugh

The Hidden Messages in Water – Masaru Emoto

Tarot for Change – Jessica Dore

Strangers On A Train – Patricia Highsmith

Working The Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing Michele – Elizabeth Lee

& Assorted writings by SERAFINE1369

with Sound Design by Josh Anio Grigg and music from the archives of Last Yearz Interesting Negro and SERAFINE1369


SERAFINE1369 (London, UK) previously known as Last Yearz Interesting Negro (2016–2020), is the artist and dancer Jamila Johnson-Small. They work with dancing as a “philosophical undertaking”, as “a political project with ethical psycho-spiritual ramifications for being-in-the-world”, as they term it. Their work is informed by research into movement and dance as a tool for divination to be processed through the medium of choreography. Recent projects include Sadlers Wells, London (2022), Tate Britain, London (2021), Gropius Bau, Berlin (2021), Tai Kwun, Hong Kong (2021), Liverpool Biennial (2021), MACRO, Rome (2021), CA2M, Madrid (2020), MDT, Stockholm (2020), Silencio, Paris (2019), Transmediale, Berlin (2019), Barbican, London (2019), Café Oto, London (2019), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018), amongst others.

Shedhalle – SERAFINE1369

© Jamila Johnson-Small, photo: Katarzyna Perlak

Shedhalle – SERAFINE1369

SERAFINE1369, Last Yearz Interesting Negro_Heavy handed, we crush the moment