International Anthony Burgess Foundation
3 Cambridge Street, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, Manchester M1 5BY
This event by Virtual Migrants in partnership with Platform will explore the themes of the book using discussion and creativity, and among other things will ask, "How does the sanitisation of difficult, violent processes and imperialist histories inform the fight for climate justice today?"
Virtual Migrants present the latest in the ‘Passenger’ series of events: a combination of live performance of music and spoken word, plus a panel discussion, responding to Platform's new book "The Oil Road - A Journey from the Caspian to the City".
The panel includes:
JAMES MARRIOTT - Platform & co-author of the book
ANNA GALKINA - Platform
JAYA GRAVES - Southern Voices
DEYIKA NZERIBE - Hulme Green Party
MARC HUDSON - Steady State Manchester
ARWA ABURAWA - Manchester Climate Monthly
KOOJ CHUHAN (chair) - Virtual Migrants
The 'Passenger' performance will involve Virtual Migrants' artists:
SAI MURRAY (poetry/spoken word)
AIDAN JOLLY (music)
TRACEY ZENGENI (vocals)
TANHA MEHRZAD (visual projection/poetry)
a preceding event at the same venue as a part of "The Oil Road" launch in Manchester is the film:
Admission £3 waged/£2 unwaged
“★★★★★…The Oil Road opens the lid on the often-shady energy economy, weaving absorbing travel reportage into powerful investigative journalism…. If you want to know why oil matters, read this book.” - Time Out (book of the week)
“”An elegantly written travel book…will make you think the next time you fill the tank.” – Financial Times
‘Beautifully written as well as formidably well-informed…A pleasure to read’ - Neal Ascherson, author of Black Sea
“As global powers scramble for the last of the world’s diminishing resources, comes this book – well researched and written with empathy, integrity and imagination. It is timely and much needed.” Ahdaf Soueif, author of The Map of Love
When & Where
Digital media and art connecting with race, migration and globalisation.
virtual migrants connects and engages artists with digital media, and organises projects that add new aesthetics and perspectives to themes of race, migration and globalisation. virtual migrants create, exhibit and distribute artworks that incorporate digital media techniques that can be installed in galleries, public spaces or community venues.
virtual migrants association was founded in 1998 to bring together a range of artists, particularly those working in visual, music, performance and writing, to collaborate on moving image and new media projects. Its critical purpose is to add new aesthetics, artistic responses and perspectives to themes of race, migration and globalisation; to cross boundaries between artists and non-artists, including with theorists, activists and communities; to draw attention to expressions of migrants whose existence is held in question; and to artistically explore and respond to the causes of racialised political issues which continually make headline news.