Rebekah Ubuntu is a queer and non-binary performance, sound and video artist. A recent graduate of the prestigious British Institute of Modern Music, their artistic and scholarly practices explore notions of futurity, rebellion, paradoxes, transfeminism, queerness and radical shyness. Their work has featured on BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac show, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, London’s Serpentine Galleries, the Barbican Centre, and European arts institutions. For Transpose: The Future Rebekah will perform two new Afrofuturist compositions with visuals commissioned especially for and inspired by these soundworks, including a visual homage to Mae Carol Jemison, who was the first African American woman to travel to space.
A spirit of hopefulness characterises the third edition of Transpose at the Barbican, as trans voices come together to look to the future.
Transpose: The Future was presented at the Barbican on 8 December 2018.
Featuring artists from across the generations collaborating in performances of opera, poetry, dance and electronica, this show considers what gender, identity and individuality might look like tomorrow – in a celebratory atmosphere.
Transpose was curated by CN Lester - academic, writer, musician, and LGBTI activist - and directed by Kate O’Donnell - award-winning performer, activist, theatre and cabaret-maker, two of the trans community’s leading lights and multi-talented performers. In the words of CN, it’s a space in which ‘we can show you our vulnerabilities, our strengths, and – most of all – our authenticity.’