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Ancestral Sisterhoods of the Deep Sea and Outer Space

An Interview with Zadie Xa
Child of Magohalmi and the Echoes of Creation, 2019, photo documentation of performance: 50 min 21 sec, at Art Night London 2019. Photo by Matt Rowe. Courtesy Art Night London and the artist.

Halfway into my conversation with Zadie Xa, raucous caws emanated from her end of the video chat. It turns out there was a nest of seagull chicks right outside the window of her London studio. “They’re celebrating. Apparently, they get excited because they’re going to fly and become independent,”…

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