performingborders. conversation on art | crossings | europe
30th March 2016, Central Saint Martins – UAL, London
Video documentation (1h 42′ 22″): https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=mrTyi1DwI-Y
Images and video by Annie Jael Kwan and David Daniel Sentosa, editing by David Daniel Sentosa.
While newspapers speak of refugees’ crisis, Ukraine conflict, austerity measures, Brexit, and raising of right-wing rhetoric within Europe, how are artists responding? What can they do? Do they have to do something? ‘performingborders’, is an open dialogue on how artists, researchers and art organisations can use their practices and projects to respond to and challenge the borders of Europe and their shifting meanings.
Guest speakers: Lois Keidan (Co-Director of the Live Art Development Agency), Sophie Nield (Senior Lecturer in Drama at the Royal Holloway University of London), Juliet Steyn (Co-editor of ‘Breaching Borders: Art, Migrants and the Metaphor of Waste’), Marilena Zaroulia and Philip Hager (Co-Founders of the Inside/Outside Europe Research Network) will present their own perspectives and engage in a discussion on the role of live and visual art in the flux reality of Europe and its proliferating and increasingly heterogeneous borders. All those interested in citizenship, crossing borders, and experimental art practices are welcome to bring their own ideas and experiences to the conversation.
Chaired and organised by Alessandra Cianetti, Co-Director of Something Human and author of the blog ‘performingborders. conversations on live art | crossings | europe’.
Event organised as part of the MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy course at Central Saint Martins