Some pictures of the interventions and screenings of the engaging tactics stream at the BSA Annual Conference 2013:
Tansy Spinks, sound artist, PhD candidate and lecturer at Middlesex University and Camberwell College of Art.
Norfolk Room, 4th floor. 11.30-12, 1.30-2.30, 4-4.30 hours. The sound performance Sonic Ritual (equivalent) will play with ideas about secret rituals, using objects and the sounds they make, through microphones, live loops and loudspeakers.
Madli Maruste, PhD candidate, Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths.
Coronet Room, 2nd floor, all day. The video J. is reflecting on the personal story, a story about the loss of identity, belonging and the city, of a former Jewish Rabbi I met in the Old Jewish quarter in Vilnius, Lithuania in 2012.
Kata Halasz, visual artist, PhD candidate in Visual Sociology, Goldsmiths.
Cornwall Room, 2nd floor, all day. Not being able to attend, the author reimagines a ceremony of the Freemasons as a question rather than a statement: in endless circulation the figure is unable – or unwilling – to reach the pulpit to carry out ritual actions. The video asks its viewers too think about exclusion and inaccessibility – about who is invited to the table.
Performance and screenings // Wednesday April 3rd, all day // BSA Annual Conference 2013
The venue for the 2013 BSA conference is the grandly mysterious Connaught Rooms, owned by the Freemasons, complete with masonic stars on door handles and secret entrances into the Masonic Lodge next door. Off the record, in adjacent rooms and (almost) concealed interventions to the conference, Engaging Tactics therefore showcases a sound performance and video screenings that search for ways to talk about and engage with those bodies and lives that keep or are kept away from public.
Interventions and screenings by
Tansy Spinks: sound artist, PhD candidate and lecturer at Middlesex University and Camberwell College of Art.
The sound performance Sonic Ritual (equivalent) will play with ideas about secret rituals, using objects and the sounds they make, through microphones, live loops and loudspeakers.
Madli Maruste: PhD candidate, Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths.
The video J. is reflecting on the personal story, a story about the loss of identity, belonging and the city, of a former Jewish Rabbi I met in the Old Jewish quarter in Vilnius, Lithuania in 2012.
Kata Halasz: visual artist, PhD candidate in Visual Sociology, Goldsmiths.
Visual wallpaper, composed of an animated gif projected in loop, intertwining the space, time and histories of the Grand Connaught Rooms.
a new WALKABOUT by PRICKIMAGE…
hello, this is Gob Squad.
a group of UK and German artists. They make performances and videos which search for beauty in the everyday, and look for words of wisdom from a passing stranger.
They try and explore the point where theatre meets art, media and real life. As well as theatres and galleries, we place our work at the heart of urban life – in houses, shops, underground stations, car parks, hotels or directly on the street. Everyday life and magic, banality and utopia, reality and entertainment are all set on a collision course…
They started out working, provide room service (to help you make it through the night) and make revolutions, now! – simply speaking, they try their best saving the world…
have a look here:
from Mediations on making Aaj Kaal by Nirmal Puwar (in Feminist Review 100, 2012, p. 123-140).
“Over the last 10 years, there has been a proliferation of social research using new
media technologies, harnessing a range of materials and devices, including
photography, video, maps and blog diaries (Pink, 2001; Blunt et al., 2003; Rose,
2005; Blunt and Dowling, 2006; Kuhn and McAllister, 2006; Back, 2007). Alongside
the use of visual, audio and digital technologies, there is a steady emergence of
curatorial practices within the social sciences (Latour, 2007; Puwar and Sharma,
2012). Slowly, disciplines are making way for new modes for producing and
communicating research, beyond the flat page of the academic journal article or
book. The dominance of the written script in academia is gradually (and not
without resistance) being accompanied by exhibitions and events, including
theatrical pieces, music performances or audio and visual installations. Today,
these practices are often presented as encompassing entirely ‘new’ directions.
Suffice to say, these practices do not come from nowhere, they emerge from
somewhere. Although it is not always easy to ascertain the creative aspects of
social research in methods books, it is important to register that there have been
significant antecedents to the more experimental approaches currently being
The entire article can be read here: feminist-review
Videoman has been active in:
– La V Bienal do Mercosul (Porto Alegre)
– Festival TRANSITIO_MX (México)
– 35 Festival Internacional Cervantino (Guanajuato)
– Madrid Abierto (España)
– Museo de Arquitectura de Estocolmo
– Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Alfredo Zalce (Morelia)
– Arte.mov Brasil (Belo Horizonte)
– Mapping Festival (Ginebra)
– CCE Buenos Aires (Argentina)
– Stan Lee and Gerald Rubin, Center for the Visual Arts (Texas).