CAMPUS Fugitive: The Unexpected Beautiful Phrase

4 May 2019

Event times

11am - 5:30pm

Cost of entry

Free. Booking Recommended.

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Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham, United Kingdom


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  • Any bus to Nottingham City Centre
  • Lace Market Tram Stop
  • Nottingham Station
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CAMPUS Fugitive: The Unexpected Beautiful Phrase is a one-day programme of drop-in events and performative moments, taking place in Nottingham Contemporary’s The Space on Saturday 4th May 2019, 11am - 5:30pm.


Through a series of performative gestures, we will consider how the fugitive learner navigates institutional space. Featuring performance, readings, sound and video works, this event asks: how can we be fugitive within the constraints of traditional educational models? How can illegibility generate new and disruptive vocabularies? What role does the body play in (un)learning? 

Keep an eye out, too, for surprise encounters, interruptions and overspills throughout Nottingham Contemporary’s other spaces…

Artists and contributors: Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman, Christopher Kirubi, Dorine van Meel with Jules Sturm, Holly Pester, Raju Rage, Rosa Johan Uddoh, and Department for International Dance Development (DIDD)

The Unexpected Beautiful Phrase is curated by Pablo Luis Álvarez, Giulia Antonioli, Teal Baskerville, Chloe Carroll, Emily Hale and Laura Luempert as part of the Curating Contemporary Art MA Graduate Projects 2019, Royal College of Art. This project is part of the launch programme for CAMPUS - Nottingham Contemporary’s new independent studies programme. 

Free to attend but booking is recommended:



Friday 3rd May
17:30 -19:00 Rosa Johan Uddoh: Una Marson Reading Group (Sign up only. Please email cca-nottingham-contemporary@rca.ac.uk to book a spot and receive materials in advance) 

Saturday 4th May
11:00 Raju Rage (Sign up only. Limited capacity. Please rsvp at cca-nottingham-contemporary@rca.ac.uk)
13:00 Welcome
13:30 Rosa Johan Uddoh and DIDD
14:15 Serpent Rain by Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman
14:45 Break
15:15 Dorine van Meel with Jules Sturm
16:30 Holly Pester
17:00 Curator’s Thanks
With work by Christopher Kirubi throughout the day.


Giulia Antonioli

Chloe Carroll

Teal Baskerville

Pablo Luis Álvarez

Laura Luempert

Emily Hale

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Department for International Dance Development

Jules Sturm

Raju Rage

Rosa Johan Uddoh

Christopher Kirubi

Holly Pester

Dorine van Meel

Arjuna Neuman & Denise Ferreira da Silva


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