Research Seminar: Refracted Spaces - SATURDAY
Saturday, 3 June 2017 from 10:00 to 19:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Gasworks presents Refracted Spaces, a research seminar convened by Filipa César and Louis Henderson. Developed as a way to expand on their research for Op Film: An Archaeology of Optics, the event situates the work presented in the exhibition in a wider context, incorporating the critical perspectives and practices of various other thinkers, researchers and artists.
Together with Zach Blas, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Ana Naomi de Sousa, Olivier Marboeuf, Margarida Mendes, Rachel O'Reilly, Roque Pina and Lorenzo Pezzani, the artists will discuss the themes of their exhibition in relation to topics ranging from indigenous sea-navigation methods and cartographic law to forensic research of the Mediterranean refugee crisis; from aesthetic strategies of nonlocality, opacity and obscurity that interrupt optical surveillance to systemic racism embedded within technological developments; and from the materiality and ontology of blackness and black light to afrofuturist narratives of submarine resistance.
The seminar includes a conversation between Filipa César, Louis Henderson and Roque Pina, the protagonist of their film Sunstone and the keeper of the lighthouse at Cabo da Roca, Portugal – the westernmost point of continental Europe.
Schedule - Saturday 3 June
- 10am: Introduction
- 10.30am: Rachel O'Reilly
- 11.30am Roque Pina in conversation with Filipa César and Louis Henderson
- 12.30pm Lorenzo Pezzani
- 1.30pm: Lunch
- 2.30pm: Ana Naomi de Sousa
- 3.30pm: Zach Blas
- 4.30pm: Olivier Marboeuf
- 5.30pm: Tea break
- 6pm: Denise Ferreira da Silva (via Skype)
Speaker's bios can be found on Gasworks website
Please note that there are limited spaces available, if you book and you can no longer attend please cancel your registration so that we might offer your place to someone else. Latecomers tickets may be reallocated. Maxiumum booking x2 tickets per person.
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Established in 1994, Gasworks is a non-profit contemporary visual art organisation working at the intersection between UK and international practices and debates. We provide studios for London-based artists; commission emerging UK-based and international artists to present their first major exhibitions in the UK; and develop a highly-respected international residencies programme, which offers rare opportunities for international artists to research and develop new work in London. All programmes are accompanied by events and participatory workshops that engage audiences directly with artists and their work.
Over the last two decades Gasworks has worked with over 250 artists from 70 countries around the world. Gasworks is also the hub of the Triangle Network