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School of Music and Fine Art Visiting Artist Talk: Samson Kambalu

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The School of Music and Fine Art offers an exciting programme of FREE talks from visiting artists, writers, filmmakers, curators and performers, with national and international profiles. Previous speakers have included Lindsay Seers, Jeremy Deller, Oreet Ashery, Sonia Boyce, Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt and John Russell.

London based artist and author Samson Kambalu, born in 1975 in Malawi, studied at the University of Malawi (BA Fine Art and Ethnomusicology, 1995-99); Nottingham Trent University (MA Fine Art, 2002-03) and Chelsea College of Art and Design (PhD, 2011 – 15). Working in a variety of media, including site-specific installation, video, performance and literature, he has shown his work around the world, including Dakar Biennale (2014, 2016), Tokyo International Art Festival (2009) and the Liverpool Biennial (2004, 2016). He has won research fellowships with Yale University and Smithsonian Institution, was included in All the World’s Futures, Venice Biennale 2015, curated by Okwui Enwezor, and is Associate Professor of Fine Art at Ruskin College and fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford University.

The talk will focus on Cinema and Praxis – the artist’s occupation with the problematic of the gift (non linear time) and how it animates various aspects of his art practice/praxis around film, with regard to his background growing up in Africa and current forays around the world from Europe.

https://samsonkambalu.com/

Other artists in this exciting series include Cathy Rogers and Joseph Dance from Kent-based Analogue Ensemble, to talk about Expanded film and Paracinema. Watch the website for details!

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