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Conflict, Culture and Song
Fri 24 March 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
Are discord and disagreement necessarily divisive forces or can they be positive or formative – processes by which we learn to understand each other and move forward as a community?
Artist Jack Tan, who trained as a lawyer, makes work that highlights the customs, rituals, habits and theories that guide human behaviour. Tan’s project Karaoke Court is a legally-binding karaoke dispute resolution process that draws on Greenlandic Inuit traditions of song duels, used to settle disputes. Tan will be in conversation with Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway, whose film Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeld focuses on issues of tensions and conflict within the small, mostly indigenous, community of Narsaq in southern Greenland.