Unregulated Black intimacy is a film-based conversation created by Black/afro-feminist artists across borders. In 2021 the artist collective Papaya invited ten artists from different contexts to use films as a common language. Over ten months with the support of the UK City of Culture Trust and the British Council through the International Changemakers Programme, Papaya commissioned and gathered ten films by Black feminist artists and shared Papaya’s creative processes investigating the theme Unregulated Black Intimacy.
This programme is curated by International Changemaker melissandre varin and takes inspiration from Saidya Hartman, Adrienne Maree Brown, and Amahara Spence.
We celebrate the labour and existence of these invited artists whose generous contributions are part of papaya’s artistic research supported by Coventry Biennial, the UK City of Culture Trust.