Sensational Bodies curated by Jessica Taylor and Adelaide Bannerman, International Curators Forum: Thursday 6 September, 7-9 pm
A programme presenting the work of two artists who consider expanded ways of seeing and speaking beyond the historicised or everyday through performance. In his practice, Adam Patterson explores strategies of resistance to particular neo-colonial structures, working to subvert perceptions and deconstruct tropes associated with the post-colonial Caribbean. Interested in the fragility and vulnerability of human existence, Rubiane Maia examines the synergies and relationships between bodies, objects and nature.
Morgan Quaintance, Letter From Tokyo: Friday 7 September, 7-9 pm
The premiere screening of Letter from Tokyo, a documentary film by Morgan Quaintance exploring arts, culture and politics in Tokyo. Shot over a three-month period earlier this year, the film focuses on grass roots arts initiatives, use of public space, and queer politics. An installation of images, objects, and ephemera collected by Morgan during the filming of the work will also be displayed and Matt Murphy-Phillips, who worked on the composition of the soundtrack for Letter from Tokyo, will bookend the screening with live arrangements of music from the film.
Beth Emily Richards, Poor Copy: Tuesday 11 September, 7-9pm
Poor Copy is a body of work which investigates historical narratives and archival fragments of Michael Jackson’s visits to Devon, UK, during the early 2000’s. These stories act as a nexus to explore ideas of personal and public archives of a regional history that have transcended into urban legend. Using archival photos and video, press reports, interviews and fan art, the work investigates the intersection of history and myth, global and local performance, and hoaxes and disbelief in relation to pop cultural icons, celebrity, fame and the media.
Sophie Hoyle, Chronica: Thursday 13 September, 7-9 pm
Chronica is an event exploring embodied experiences of illness, encounters with healthcare infrastructures and biomedical technologies. It features a new live work by Sophie Hoyle using biofeedback controlled videos, and a live set made in collaboration with musician Swan Meat (Reba Fay). Connecting a history of medical imagery used in music subcultures with genres such as EBM (Electronic Body Music) and Industrial, this work looks at the potential of noise music to evoke embodied experiences of trauma and its medical treatment.
A screening of artist moving image works exploring chronic illness accompanies the live work.
Not I curated by Chris Fite-Wassilak: Saturday 15 September, 3-5pm
Stories from the ever-ending known world. As sentiences wax and wane, this afternoon brings together speakers from science, science fiction and sociology to consider what forms of communications or communion might exist in the near future.