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Creating Interference: making art, developing methods, re-imagining histories/memories

Creating Interference is an international symposium and network of researchers, artists and critics who creatively respond to and critically engage with memories and historical narratives.

Our aim is to develop, explore and identify creative strategies to disrupt knowledge conventions and dominant discourses of the past. Experimental art projects are seen as catalysts for change to knowledge about the past in order to inform and help transform our cultural lives in the present. To this end, we prioritise a de-colonial approach that necessitates a differently configured relationship with the past which overturns and decentres European hegemonic discourses of knowledge.

The symposium is based on invited presentations, keynote contributions and film screenings with three priorities:

- contemporary visual and particularly screen-based artworks as catalysts to archive practice

- decolonial methodologies as critical engagements to existing historical material/spaces and as visual strategies for creating cultural interventions

- art making reframed as contributions to progressive international cultural agendas (extending queer, feminist and postcolonial discourses) that critique contemporary neoconservative political and social climates

We invite you to the symposium and network as a way to debate, develop methodologies, publish and explore a range of artistic and scholarly works that challenges, asks questions and informs.

Creating Interference planning team:
Roshini Kempadoo, Reader and CREAM researcher, author of Creole in the Archive: Imagery, Presence and the Location of the Caribbean Figure (2017) and principle researcher for Creating Interference; Ashwani Sharma, principal lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies, University of East London and co-editor of the online journal Dark Matter; A’Ishah Waheed, co-founder of Patchwork Archivists and contributor to Skin Deep Magazine; Barby Asante, Artist, curator, educator and CREAM PhD researcher; Melanie Keen, Director of Iniva; Lucy Reynolds, CREAM researcher, curator and co-editor of The Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ); and Bisan Abu Eisheh, Artist and CREAM PhD researcher.

Creating Interference is in association with Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) and the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster.



Dates and details:

Monday 18th June 2018 from 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Regent Street Cinema and Regent Street Campus, University of Westminster, London
Film Screenings and launch of Creating Interference network

Tuesday 19th June from 9:30am – 6:30pm
Regent Street Campus, University of Westminster, London
Creating Interference symposium

The price for the event (both days including reception and lunch) is £10 for full-time waged and £5 for concessions. The event is free to staff and students of the University of Westminster.

Please register early to avoid disappointment.


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