A photograph of Una Marson sat at a table with a BBC microphone above her head, surrounded by 9 people looking at sheets of paper.

Rosa-Johan Uddoh /Una's Voice

18-20 October 2019

Broadcast on Art Licks Weekend Radio in partnership with TACO! and RTM

Listen on SoundCloud here.

Contributors: Bolanle Tajudeen, Jasmine Uddoh and Rosa-Johan Uddoh, with support from Star Tajudeen.

Four brown girls meet near the house where iconic radio producer Una Marson once lived, and listen for her voice. 

Una Marson was a British/Jamaican activist, radio producer, presenter, and poet; the first black radio producer at the BBC in 1942. She is commemorated with a blue plaque on the house where she lived on Brunswick Park road opposite The Bower. 'Una's Voice' was specially recorded at The Bower with Bolanle Tajudeen, Jasmine Uddoh and Rosa-Johan Uddoh, with support from Star Tajudeen for Art Licks Weekend Radio. It stems from Johan Uddoh's research into Una Marson's life and work and exhibition at Black Tower Projects earlier this year when she began the ‘Una Marson Reading & Listening Group’. 

This broadcast for Art Licks Weekend is a pilot for a forthcoming project which will take place at The Bower

in 2020. 

Rosa-Johan Uddoh is an interdisciplinary artist working towards radical self-love, inspired by black feminist practice and writing. Through performance, ceramics and sound, she explores an infatuation with places, objects or celebrities in British popular culture, and the effects of these on self-formation. She is influenced by her architectural background, rooting stories in specific spaces and materials having studied Architecture at Cambridge University (BA), She has an MA Fine Art from The Slade (UCL) as a Sarabande Foundation Scholar, and is currently the Liverpool Biennial & John Moores University Fellow. Recent exhibitions include: Jupiter Woods (solo), Black Tower (solo), Bluecoat, Tate Britain, and published writing in The Architectural Review. She is a New Contemporaries 2018 alumnus. She is currently an Associate Lecturer at UAL.