The schedule for “Artists, Archives and A/Gender” at the Sidney Cooper Centre is now available.

Beneath the Mask: Artists, Archives and A/Gender
at the
Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury

March 16th 2017
10.00am – 4.00pm

“Artists, Archives and A/Gender” provides an exciting day of events, exhibitions and spectacle prompted by Claude Cahun’s exploration of identities and masking. This one-day event is in partnership with UAL’s Photography and the Archive Research Centre‘s “Moose on the Loose” 2017 Festival. Contributions from a number of CCCU’s centres for research include: the Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures; the Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE); the Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts and the South East Archive of Seaside (SEAS) Photography.

10.00am Early Arrivals

10.10am Curatorial Walk and Talk: Beneath the Mask & Latent
Katie McGown (Director of the Sidney Cooper)

10.40am Arrivals & Coffee

11.00am Welcome & Introductions
Dr Karen Shepherdson (Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Communities & Cultures), Katie McGown & Dr Sara Davidmann (Moose on the Loose 2017 Guest Curator / PARC)

11.10am The Photographic Techniques of Claude Cahun as Masked Artist
James Stevenson, (Director of the V&A Photographic Studio, rtd)

11.40am Latent A Hidden History: Homosexuality and the Archive
In Conversation – Artist Dr Sam Vale (CCCU) with Prof Stephen Maddison (UEL)

12.10pm The Blushing Pavilion
Presentation by independent artist and curator Carlos Maria Romero

12.40pm LUNCH with sweet treats curated/sponsored by PARC

1.40pm Creative collaborations and bringing “Ken: To be Destroyed” into publication
Dr Sara Davidmann and Prof Val Williams (Director of PARC) in conversation with Dr Karen Shepherdson

2.10pm Older Women Rock! Poetry as provocation and witness
Performance Poet Leah Thorn (ECPD International Research Fellow) with performance and interactions with the Catwalk Artists

2.45pm Fribs, Tribs and a deaf Tyre Smith: a brief history of androgyny
Prof Chris Mounsey (University of Winchester)

3.15pm Responder to the Day
Prof Bee Scherer (Director of INCISE/CCCU) Responder

3.30-4pm Close, Conversations & Slow Farewells

 

 

Note that this event will include adult content and themes.

Booking: Places are FREE but they do require booking via this link: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/arts-and-culture/event-details.aspx?instance=113603