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’.