Franko B in conversation with Mary Paterson and Maddy Costa

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Seminar Room 3.5

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Vandyck Building

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The University of Bristol Theatre Collection and Theatre Department invite you to join Franko B in a conversation led by Maddy Costa and Mary Paterson.

The Theatre Collection is currently undertaking the Wellcome funded project, Challenging Archives, to catalogue, conserve and make accessible the extraordinary archive of artist, curator and teacher Franko B. Throughout the project, writers-in-residence Maddy Costa and Mary Paterson are thinking about the archive and its encounter with the institution, in dialogue with students, researchers, archivists and other members of the university. You can find their project blog pages here.

Mary, Maddy and Franko will use items from the archive as the starting point for discussion.

Franko B rose to prominence in the 1990s with body-based performances that often involved blood-letting, performing at the ICA, London, throughout the UK and internationally. Creating work across performance, video, photography, painting, sculpture and mixed media for the last 30 years, Franko B continues to earn international acclaim for his artistic practice. He is currently Professor of Sculpture at l'Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino.

Mary Paterson is a writer, artist and producer. Her publications include Imagination and Potential (LADA, 2017) and the forthcoming Joshua Sofaer: Performance | Objects | Participation (Intellect, 2019) as co-editor, while with Maddy Costa and Diana Damian Martin she co-edits the journal Something Other, a platform for experiments in writing and the live. In 2017 Mary was Bristol Writer in Residence for the Art Writer’s Group, co-hosted by Arnolfini and Spike Island.

Maddy Costa writes about theatre and performance, online, in fanzines and in collaboration with other writers/artists, including Andy Field on the Tiny Letter project Criticism & Love. She is a founder member of the experimental writing collectives Something Other and the Department of Feminist Conversations. She has worked as a dramaturg with theatre-makers including Selina Thompson, Paula Varjack, Jamal Gerald and Harry Josephine Giles, and created unusual documentation of process and performances for Fuel, Unfolding Theatre, Sheila Ghelani and Chris Goode, among others.

Franko B wearing gold boxing taken by Hugo Glendinning

Photographer: Hugo Glendinning

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Vandyck Building

Bristol

BS8 1UP

United Kingdom

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