Project Launch: The Missing; memory, migration and Partition

Thu 8 February, 2:00pm

Venue: LDN103, Loughborough University, London: 3 Lesney Avenue, The Broadcast Centre, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E15 2GZ

Free

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Join us at Loughborough University London for an afternoon of discussion to mark the launch of the five-year research project Migrant Memory and the Post-colonial Imagination: British Asian Memory, Identity and Community after Partition, led by Professor Emily Keightley and funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Radar has worked with the project team to organise a panel of artists and academics, who will reflect on their research and creative practice in response to the project’s main themes: Partition, diaspora and memory. The session will be followed by a drinks reception. 


Panel:

- Dawinder Bansal - Creative Producer

- Kazi Ruksana Begum - Arts Development Officer at London Borough of Tower Hamlets

- Prof Raminder Kaur Kahlon - Professor of Anthropology & Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex, and author of Atomic Mumbai: Living with the Radiance of a Thousand Suns (Routledge, 2013)

- Prof Emily Keightley - Professor of Media and Memory Studies at Loughborough Universit and Primary Investigator on the project. Co-author of My library Memory and the Management of Change: Repossessing the Past (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

- Dr Churnjeet Mahn - Chancellor’s Fellow and Senior Lecturer in English Literature  at the University of Strathclyde, and co-editor of Partition and the Practice of Memory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

- Kevin Ryan - Director of Charnwood Arts

- Dr Pippa Virdee - Senior Lecturer in Modern South Asian History at De Montfort University, Leicester; and author of From the Ashes of 1947: Reimagining Punjab (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

 

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October 2018

Sam Belinfante: To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells

October 2018

Sam Belinfante: To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells

An audio-visual installation at Loughborough's Carillon by artist Sam Belinfante as part of Radar's (re)composition project.

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Sat 27 & Sun 28 October, 11am-4pm
Fri 2, Sat 3 and Sun 4 November, 11am-4pm

Artist talk: Fri 2 November, 12.30pm
FREE - no booking required

Recorded in Loughborough’s Carillon over the course of a weekend, Sam Belinfante’s audio-visual installation considers processes of ageing as markers of time passing; a resonant issue for thinking through and about sound as a medium. 

Informed by the concept of ‘tintinnabulation’—the lingering sound of a struck bell—it explores the subtle but constant processes of decay that touch the Carillon and the people and objects that coalesce around it. The work documents collaborative actions taken to extend the life of the bells, contrasting their quiet dormancy with the bustle of restoration. 

Installed in the ground floor of the Carillon tower, in a space ordinarily used to display objects from the Carillon Museum collection, the film celebrates small acts of care while reflecting on the impossibility of reversing material entropy. Whilst the Carillon is an enduring musical symbol of Loughborough, Belinfante’s approach eschews more obvious explorations of identity for a quiet meditation on the caring processes that are integral to all musical performances, instruments and the maintenance of a place’s identity. Sound, curation and performance intertwine in a struggle of preservation and de-composition. 

This event is part of (re)composition, Radar's main commissioning strand for 2017/18, which explores how music makes place and places make music. The project draws on the research of Dr Allan Watson in Loughborough University's Department of Geography, and has expanded to engage with research across the Social Sciences. More information on (re)composition here.

Photo: Sam Belinfante at the Carillon, credit Benjamin Warner

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November 2018

Sam Belinfante: Artist Talk

November 2018

Sam Belinfante: Artist Talk

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This talk accompanies the audio visualation at the Carillon in Queens Park, Loughborough. 

Sam Belinfante’s audiovisual work considers processes of ageing as markers of time passing. Informed by the concept of ‘tintinnabulation’—the lingering sound of a struck bell—it explores the subtle but constant processes of decay which touch the Carillon and the people and objects that coalesce around it. It documents collaborative actions taken to extend the life of the bells, contrasting their quiet dormancy with the bustle of restoration.

If you would like to attend the installation event you can find out more HERE

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