The Tetley Gallery, Leeds, 4 March 2017

ARC | Live Library: Performing the Self

Speakers:

Corin Sworn, Artist, Ben Roberts, Director, Artists’ Research Centre, Dr M A Katritzky, Open University, Robb Mitchell, University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, Dr Bernie Hogan, University of Oxford, Dr Elsa Richardson, Queen Mary, University of London, Gil Leung, Artist, William Rose, Producer Pavillion, Leeds

The public performance of a self, from the early modern stage to the digital platforms of social media, is central to human identity – how we understand ourselves and are perceived by others. An investigation of this performance of the self in society, its changing formats and contexts, has been at the core of Corin Sworn’s ARC Fellowship.

Live Library: Performing the Self, presents a spectrum of research concerned with how ideas of the ‘self’ are manifested in our culture. Is an individual defined by their professional activity, their financial status, their emotional state or creative output? How has society’s willingness to understand the self as a combination of these factors created new ways for identity to be expressed across these registers? What is the future for how we can present ourselves to the world and how will this affect our interactions with others?

To mark the culmination of Sworn’s Fellowship, a group of artists, writers and academics have been invited to give presentations of their work, considering these and other questions. The presentations, including talks, film and performance will be followed by conversations with Sworn about the ways these ideas connect to her practice - a Live Library; a performance of research made public.

Schedule

  • Thu 26 July 2018

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Work | the Grundy, Blackpool

    ‘Staging and Film Sets’

    Thursday 26th July 4-6pm
    Brunswick Room, Central Library, Blackpool.
    Booking required via Grundy Art Gallery

    The fifth event in the What We Talk About ... series of public discussions will explore artist’s practices that work with film, installation and theatre, considering in particular how the site specific ‘staging’ of film can facilitate nuanced encounters that both extend and inform a viewer’s experience. Speakers include filmmaker Chris Paul Daniels, Stockholm based academic and researcher Annika Wik and curators Poppy Bowers (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester), Paulette Terry Brien (Grundy Art Gallery) and Will Rose (Pavilion, Leeds).

  • Thu 23 August 2018

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Work | the Whitworth | Manchester

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