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Independent Artist Barby Asante Visits the Academy Valand

News: Oct 19, 2015

As a fruit of the Archives Cluster’s international cross-border collaborations independent artist Barby Asante, UK, will be visiting the Academy Valand University of Gothenburg October 19 to give a critical activation session on archives. Asante was invited by filmmaker and lecturer Linda Sternö, connected to the Archives Cluster, after both of them took part to the Archives, Art and Activism (AAA) symposium, jointly arranged by CHS and UCL in London on 3-5 September 2015. Asante’s visit is included in a week long workshop on archives at the Academy Valand. As part of her artistic practice, she has explored archival material in the broadest sense from ethnographic photographs, popular ephemera, movement, embodied texts and recording stories. Drawing on the experience of her artistic research Barby will lead the activation participants through dialogic exercises to explore the effects and possibilities of the unheard and the missing. There will be particular emphasis on reframing and embodying story through re-enactment and how the use of this strategy may provide a possibility to further these discussions and open doors to challenging conversations. A video featuring Barby Asante’s activation workshop Body and virtual residues forming part of the AAA symposium can be found here: http://criticalheritagestudies.gu.se/clusters+and+heritage+academy/stagig-the-archives/symposium--archives--art-and-activism--london-3-5-september-2015
 

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