Englishes - A Conversation

Fri 24 February, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Venue: LU Arts Project Space, 1st Floor, Edward Barnsley Building, Loughborough University

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Join us for an afternoon of presentations, discussion and film screenings. Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is constructed around artist Nicoline van Harskamp’s preoccupation with investigating the global use of English by non-native speakers around the world. Having already made a series of video works focusing on the subject the artist continued her research at Loughborough University where she was invited by Radar to make a new work in collaboration with its linguists.

A new work, ‘Apologies and Compliments’, was made as part of the commission and will be screened alongside other videos from the series known as Englishes, an on-going a project that seeks to provoke questions about the features and possible declinations of a future global English.

The screenings will be accompanied by a series of discussions led by Nicoline van Harskamp who will host conversations between a group of respondents representing a variety of academic disciplines and the audience including:

Sam Belinfante (Director, Centre of Audio Visual Experimentation, University of Leeds)
Jessica Bradley (Doctoral Researcher, TLANG Project, School of Education, University of Leeds)
Alexandre Christoyannopoulos (Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Loughborough University)
Heather Connelly (Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts, Design& Media, Birmingham City University)
Arianna Maiorani (Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, Loughborough University)
Jessica Robles (Lecturer in Social Sciences, Loughborough University)

 

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May 2018

Re-Imagining Citizenship

May 2018

Re-Imagining Citizenship

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An exhibition collectively curated by the Politicized Practice/Anarchist/Theatre and Performance Research Groups at Loughborough University.

In government parlance, being a citizen means to be recognised as a ‘subject or national’. What is at stake in re-imagining new forms of citizenship and modes of civic participation? How can the notion of citizenship – in our trans/post-national society – be reconfigured without subjection?

This exhibition centres on the concept of the citizen-artist/artist-citizen to explore the potential for art practices to re-imagine citizenship. It brings together a range of audio-visual and text-based responses with contributions by artists and researchers from across and beyond the University. It includes artworks produced by staff and students at the Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts of Besançon (France) with whom the Politicized Practice/Anarchist Research Groups and the Theatre and Performance Research Group has an ongoing dialogue around themes related to art, performance and political activisms. The exhibition will feature items from the Working Class Movement Library, Salford archive collection.

Exhibition dates: Thu 31 May – Sat 14 July (Mon-Fri only)
Exhibition times: 12pm-2pm weekdays only during the Arts Festival (6-15 June) and by appointment at other times. To make an appointment please email luarts@lboro.ac.uk or telephone 01509 222948.

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Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

luarts@lboro.ac.uk

01509 222 948

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