ASSEMBLE RECORD PROLIFERATE
Assemble Record Proliferate
2017-18 Spatial Biopolitics Group Presentation & Radio Launch Party
Tuesday 22 May, 2-4pm
Lewisham Arthouse (TBC)
Join us for a talk and discussion about convivial research and its sonic distributions as part of this year’s Spatial Biopolitics group project.
Our research centres on the question: How can a collective of students engaging in collaborative research constitute a space of study that is attentive to the specific political and economic conditions it finds itself operating from within?
In response to this, the group has produced a radio podcast that seeks to address notions of collective authorship, counter-institutional learning, proliferation in the virtual and the sonic as a tool of infrapolitical resistance.
The project emerged out of the strike by university staff across the UK in March, and is understood as an echo of the spatial, economic and political debates kindled by these conditions. But rather than being the focus of our research, these conditions have been understood to have set the parameters and dictated the urgencies underpinning this project. The result is a sonic experiment that attempts to work from within these parameters, seeking to formulate modes of resistance by assembling, recording and proliferating our collective research.
The event is free. All are welcome!
THE SHAPING OF A MESSAGE
RAMON AMARO | JOHN CUSSANS | AYESHA HAMEED | BETTI MARENKO
STEPHANIE MORAN | MAGGIE ROBERTS | SIMON O’SULLIVAN
GOLDSMITHS CAMPUS PSH LG02
FRIDAY 8 JUNE, 2-7PM
‘The Shaping of a Message’ is a day symposium organised by Maggie Roberts who is currently a Research Fellow with the Visual Cultures Department at Goldsmiths. She will be joined by staff members Simon O’Sullivan, Ayesha Hameed and Ramon Amaro and long time colleagues John Cussans, Stephanie Moran and Betti Marenko.
Each speaker will present work investigating relationships between climate change, decolonisation, animism, fictioning and digital uncertainty. These are all themes relevant to Maggie Roberts concurrent exhibition, ‘glimmer breach’ at IMT Gallery.
The artist wants to create a platform to share work, research, contexts, problematics and ideas for co creating alternative futures and the decolonisation of thought, whether human or artifical. Maggie has invited individuals whose work is inclusive, radical, sensitive, fictional and in some way an experiment that addresses some of these urgent issues.
The event involves a mixture of conversations, presentations and a participatory fictioning experiment, and encourages an open and intimate atmosphere in which the audience participates with imaginative responses, difficult questions and suggestions of how we move forward as theoreticians, writers, artists, performers etc. We hope that the work in progress /organic /evolving/explorative tone of the event will hold a space open for the shaping of a message together’.
VisCult’s Dr Ayesha Hameed has a number of events coming up over the next few months.
Hameed is currently showing work at Konsthall C in Stockholm as part of the exhibition “Precarious Terrains and Entangled Situations”. The exhibition considers “the colonization of nature, showing the necropolitical machine of ecocide on one side and, indistinction, new forms of resistance inspired by, and linked to, indigenous cultures that see themselves as part of an ecological continuum.” Visit the Konsthall C website for more information. This exhibition is on until 18th June 2018.
On 10th May, Hameed will be in conversation with Imran Perretta to discuss the latter’s work ’15 Days’ (pictured) at Jerwood Visual Arts Space. For more information, visit the Facebook page. You can book a ticket to this event via Eventbrite here.
From 25th May to 7th July 2018 at The Show Room, Hameed will be showing a collaborative work as part of the exhibition Working Practices. Together with Hamedine Kane and Tejswini Sonawane, Hameed maps “the distance between the shores of Dakar and the Caribbean imagining the poetry of the African slaves and the Indian indentured labourers who sailed across the Atlantic.”