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The Politics of Engagement (2015)

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'The Politics of Engagement' A keynote presentation made by Jane Trowell on behalf of Platform for the Virtual Symposium organised by Middlesex University with the University of the Highlands and Islands, 13th March 2015. http://artsocialpractice.net

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The Politics of Engagement (2015)

  1. 1. The Politics of Engagement 13 th March 2015 Jane Trowell, Platform Www.platformlondon.org
  2. 2. 'Context is half the work' Artists Placement Group, 1960s
  3. 3. Where are we?
  4. 4. When are we?
  5. 5. By UHC Collective, commissioned by Platform
  6. 6. The Niger Delta
  7. 7. The Nigerian oil industry, map by Platform
  8. 8. Ken Saro-Wiwa
  9. 9. Ogoniland
  10. 10. Battle Bus, The Living Memorial to Ken Saro-Wiwa by Sokari Douglas Camp
  11. 11. Who are we?
  12. 12. http://voicesthatshake.blogspot.co.uk
  13. 13. Why are we?
  14. 14. “It’s not an ego trip, it’s serious, it’s politics, it’s economics, it’s everything. And art in that instance becomes so meaningful both to the artist and to the consumers of that art” Ken Saro-Wiwa, 1994
  15. 15. “Poetry is not a luxury” and “Your silence will not protect you” Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider
  16. 16. With whom are we?
  17. 17. 'social practice' 'socially engaged practice' 'dialogical aesthetics' (Kester) 'relational aesthetics' (Bourriaud)
  18. 18. Catherine Itzin, 1980
  19. 19. 1994, Salford www.littoral.org.uk
  20. 20. 1994, Dun Laoghaire www.littoral.org.uk
  21. 21. Suzanne Lacy, 1995
  22. 22. Embed the thing in social movements
  23. 23. How do we...keep going?
  24. 24. Book Bloc, anti-cuts protest, 2010
  25. 25. North Kent, rivers Thames & Medway, and The Swale
  26. 26. 'The Body Electric' course

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