Dr Magz Hall, Senior Lecturer in Radio, has been working on an installation, “Skyport”, for the exhibition Air Matters: Learning from Heathrow at Watermans Arts Centre, Brentford, 8th October–31st Dec 2019. The exhibition and surrounding events will explore the politics of air at London Heathrow. For some, the air at Heathrow is a space of networks and travel. For others, it is what they must breathe. The conflation of diverse requirements within one locale presents a significant societal challenge that has implications for sustainable development, well-being, and dignity. Air Matters responds to these challenges, bringing together newly-commissioned artworks, workshops and a symposium.
We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts Conference will take place on 31 May and 1 June at CCCU.
James Frost has designed and built the set for a production of Tom Stoppard’s classic play.
Senior Lecturer in Digital Media, Dr Tim Long, is presenting a research seminar on schizophrenia and creativity.
Rob Ball, Senior Lecturer in Photography, will have a new installation piece showing at the Sidney Cooper Gallery.
Senior Lecturer James Frost will be co-hosting a workshop exploring the tarot through movement.
The Living Tarot – Explorative Movement Workshop
with Movement Director Viola Bruni and Art Lecturer James Frost
Two of our Fine Art students, Christie Grant and Kate Monan, have had work selected for a group show.
We present two papers by practising artists on our Masters by Research Programme.
Several of the School of Media, Art and Design’s research centres and researchers will be contributing to an event at the Sidney Cooper Gallery.
Beneath the Mask:
Artists, Archives and A/Gender — A day of events, exhibitions and spectacle.
March 16th 2017, 10am-4pm
Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury
Beneath the Mask: Artists, Archives and A/Gender will provide an exciting day of events, exhibitions and spectacle prompted by Claude Cahun‘s exploration of identities and masking.
Throughout the day and with an eclectic and playful mix of presentation and performance, Artists, Archives and A/Gender will explore concepts of identity and masquerade.
Curatorial walk/talks; authors and artists in conversations; poetry and performance will shape the day, providing a plurality of perspectives and an opportunity to enter into dynamic dialogue and discussion.
This one-day event is in partnership with UAL’s Photography and the Archive Research Centre‘s ‘Moose on the Loose’ Festival. Contributions from a number of CCCU’s centres for research will 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.
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
Sinéad Murphy (King’s College, London) will talk about Palestinian artist, photographer, filmmaker and installation artist Larissa Sansour as part of our research seminar series.
Canterbury Christ Church University
School of Media Art and Design
Research Seminars 2016-2017
9 November 2016
Producing the nation:
Larissa Sansour’s Dystopian Visions of Palestine
Speaker: Sinéad Murphy (King’s College, London)
Ideas of nation and politics of self-determination have long dominated representations of the Palestinian-Israel conflict, to the extent that “the conflict is understood primarily as a clash between ‘narratives’” (Anna Bernard) – a clash which artists, writers and filmmakers are frequently expected to negotiate. Utilising what she describes as the “odd mix of nostalgia and accomplishment” which science fiction affords, Larissa Sansour creates and interrogates narrations of the nation in Palestine and Israel through film, photography and installation. Sansour’s dystopian visions reinvigorate long-standing questions of identity and belonging in the context of conflict and displacement in Palestine.
Sinéad Murphy is a third-year PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature in King’s College, London. Her research is an AHRC LAHP-funded project on contemporary Arab speculative fiction in English. She completed her BA and MA degrees in University College Dublin, Ireland. She is the administrator for the Kings Fantastic Talks series, and the co-organiser of the Department of Comparative Literature 2016 PGR conference, Seeking Refuge (http://seekingrefugekcl.com/). Her primary research interests include science and speculative fiction, contemporary Middle Eastern literature, postcolonial theory, and theories of comparative and world literature.
Powell Building – Pf06
Canterbury Christ Church University
North Holmes Road Campus
Email Dr Andrew Butler – Andrew.Butler@canterbury.ac.uk – for further details
— All welcome —
Feel Free to Bring Your Lunch!