Artistic Practices –
Utilising the Substance of Real Life
8 May 2013
Wednesday at 6.30pm
In conjunction with the current exhibition [re]locate at Bermondsey Project Space, this evening event offers a panel discussion that engages with the public to highlight artists and cultural practitioners who use sensitive content as material for their work.
The panel will examine through their own work how can art and socially engaged practices approach contemporary subjects that are still ‘alive’ and in the public imagination, contributing to public debate. Is it art-as-healing, as illumination, or protest? Can art effect social change?
Tahera Aziz ([re]locate artist) – www.taheraaziz.com
Tahera has had a longstanding creative and political interest in identity, migration and racism. Over years she has produced photo-based and installation work that explores how wider socio-political issues or events can impact on the individual to shape their experiences, and their sense of self and belonging.
Nicolas Kent (theatre director) – www.nicolaskent.com
Nicolas started his career at Liverpool Playhouse in 1967 as an ABC TV trainee regional theatre director. In 1970 he became Artistic Director of the Watermill Theatre, from 1970-72 Associate Director of the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and from 1976-81 Administrative Director of The Oxford Playhouse Company. From 1984-2012 he was Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre in London.
Alexis Milne (artist) – www.alexismilne.com
London based artist concerned with issues surrounding contemporary political protest and forms of subcultural uprising and subsequent recuperation. His work traverses video and interventionist performance, utilizing alter egos, the grotesque, and cartoonist parody as tools to comment on the erosion of the authentic and in particular, riot as spectacle.
Helen Cammock (artist) – www.helencammock.co.uk
London based artist interested in stories from everyday incidence to well reported moments, that contribute and question our understanding of the fabric of contemporary society. She often looks to how the individual is represented within collective experience and how our political and social structural frameworks shape this experience. She utilises the still and moving image, using different narrative forms that she weaves from political speech, fiction, poetry and her own writing.
Moderator: Shane Kinghorn (academic)
Lecturer in Drama and Contemporary Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University
The event is FREE and open to the public.
The discussion will take place in the main gallery space at Bermondsey Project.
Drinks will be served from 6.30 pm.
[re]locate and the parallel programme has been produced with funding from the Arts Council of England and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (research and development), in partnership with London South Bank University and PVA MediaLab. The parallel programme has been developed with curator Alexa Jeanne Kusber to further engage with topics and issues surrounding the work.
Tahera Aziz: [re]locate
19 April – 12 May 2013
46 Willow Walk
London SE1 5SF
www.bermondseyproject.co.uk Gallery Opening:
Tuesday – Sunday, 1-6pm or by appointment. Admission is Free.
Elephant & Castle, London Bridge or Borough tube stations:
Northern Line, Bakerloo Line, National Rail
6 minute walk to Bermondsey Project Space
Bus 100 from Waterloo, 42 and 78 from Shoreditch
Limited parking is available.
image credit: Alexis Milne, Recuperating Revolution series 2011, Transparency