As If is a series of performances that expand on the exhibition Transparent Things’ premise of fiction as methodology. As if 'this' or 'that', is an exercise of 'fictioning' that creates propositions to confront the status quo. Fiction can be applied as a tool of world-making towards highlighting the often invisible, yet extant, structures that
How might it feel to be an object? Join artist Lucy Steggals to play with materials that magnify, reflect and distort. Create objects that talk and go on a unique journey around CCA’s exhibition ‘Transparent Things’. This event is suitable for families with children age 5 and upwards. Two sessions, 11am-12pm and 2-3pm. Limited availability.
Taking place over two evenings (18th / 19th March), this workshop responds to Nabokov’s notion of the tension film of "the now", an idea which evokes the fragility of the present moment and our susceptibility to the seductive past, and brings it into conversation with Elizabeth Freeman's work on queer temporalities. Participants will be invited
PARTICIPANTS: Dr Ele Carpenter (Reader in Curating, Goldsmiths College and Associate Curator, Arts Catalyst), Professor Margaret Iversen (Emeritus Professor, School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex), Dr Amy Tooth Murphy (Lecturer in Oral History, Royal Holloway, University of London), moderated by Professor Josh Cohen (Professor
Join artist Michelle Williams Gamaker for a tour of the exhibition in which she will consider the works in light of her own practice, which deploys ‘fictional activism' as a methodology where marginalised characters return as brown protagonists to challenge the fictional injustices to which they have been historically consigned. Reading objects
Vladimir Nabokov once wrote, when we concentrate on a material object, whatever its situation, the very act of attention may lead to our involuntary sinking into the history of the object — of this stone, or that shovel. Likewise, when we consider this or that object, we may fall through the surface of the perceived present into more elusive