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BxNU Symposium: Cloudscape

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Friday, 6 June 2014 from 10:30 to 20:30 (BST)

BxNU Symposium: Cloudscape

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BxNU Symposium: Cloudscape
Responding to the theme of memory in the work of Lorna Simpson
Friday 6 June 2014 / 10.30-20.30
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
£30 / £25 concession 

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In a body of work spanning three decades, Lorna Simpson evokes memory in the relationship of text to image, in the repeated performative gestures and re-enactments of her large-scale video works and in her use of thrift shop props and costumes. Simpson’s is not a collective but a collected memory, not autobiographical but anonymous. Conversations reverberate back and forth in time, creating a space for reflection and transformation in the critical gap between an original event and its simulation.

In response to Simpson’s relationship with memory, trauma and the body, this symposium will bring together eminent practitioners, artists and theoreticians in this field. Emerging from the research, practice and interests of three artists based at Northumbria University: Jane Arnfield, Christine Borland, and Sandra Johnston, and working with GemArts, a leading diversity arts organisation based in the North East, the symposium connects disciplines of visual, live and performing arts. This dynamic event will foreground new and critically acclaimed performances alongside presentations and panel discussion, interfusing live experience with critical dialogue, to consider ethical questions of representation and responsibility in histories re-told.

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BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
S Shore Rd
NE8 Gateshead
United Kingdom

Friday, 6 June 2014 from 10:30 to 20:30 (BST)

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BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Housed in a landmark industrial building on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, BALTIC presents an ever-changing calendar of dynamic, diverse & international contemporary visual art exhibitions and events.

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