Date and Time:Saturday 30 September, 2017 10.30an-5pm
Venue:MayDay Rooms 88 Fleet St, London EC4Y 1DH
What vulnerabilities and benefits lay in recording resistance to late capitalism?Through a series of presentations, video pieces and a workshop this one day event examines tension between the need to document radical histories and the surveillance possibilities embedded within contemporary communications. Key thinkers in the fields of surveillance studies, radical film and live art are drawn together to question: What innovative models might exist to emancipate the recording? What key ways might one keep crucial information safe? And what are the responsibilities inherent in recording resistance?
·Dr Lina Dencik -Cardiff University – Workshop on data justice, activism and the surveillance society
12.15–1.15 - Workshop on data justice, activism and the surveillance society (Dr. Lina Dencik)
Lunch - 1.15-2.15
2.15–3.15 – Performing borders: Live art, borders and surveillance - Alessandra Cianetti with Natasha Davis
Break - 3.15-3.30
3.30–4 – The Radical Film Network - Steve Presence
4–5 - Round table and final reflections
Accompanying the workshop and talks will be two video installations; one based on the J18 video archive at the MayDay Rooms, the other a screen based piece by Dr Chantal Faust (RCA) on ‘the glitch’.
Dr Lina Dencik is a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff's School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and serves as the Director of its Data Justice Lab. Her research concerns the interplay between media developments and social and political change, with a particular focus on resistance and globalisation. Recently, she has moved into the areas of digital surveillance and the politics of data with her work on the ESRC-funded project Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society. She is the author of Media and Global Civil Society(2012), Worker Resistance and Media: Challenging Global Corporate Power in the 21st Century (co-authored with Peter Wilkin, 2015), and Critical Perspectives on Social Media and Protest: Between Emancipation and Control (co-edited with Oliver Leistert, 2015). She is currently working on her fourth book (co-authored with Arne Hintz and Karin Wahl-Jorgensen) on Digital Citizenship in Datafied Society for Polity Press.
Alessandra Cianetti is a London-based art curator, producer, and writer. Alessandra is author of the research-blog ‘performingborders. conversation on live art | crossings | europe’ and co-director of the art organisation Something Human. Among the organisation’s activities, since 2013 she has been conceiving, producing and coordinating live and visual art projects across Europe and Southeast Asia in partnership with institutions such as the Barbican, Nottingham Trent University, City of Skopje, and with the support, among others, of the Arts Council England and the European Cultural Foundation. She has worked with international arts and cultural organisations and institutions on numerous contemporary arts and culture projects and events. These include artists’ development projects with New Work Network and socially engaged art projects with the drawing shed in London; cultural policies conferences with the Italian Ministry of Culture and Tor Vergata University in Rome; exhibitions, festivals and publishing projects with Fefe’ Project and Les Flaneurs in Rome; and photography exhibitions with Ikona Gallery in Venice (Italy).
Natasha Davis is a performance and visual artist with over 40 solo and collaborative projects in a range of media including live performance, installation, film and publication. Her work has been shown in the UK (National Theatre Studio, Tate Modern, Chelsea Theatre, Birmingham Rep, Rich Mix London, Barbican Plymouth, Playhouse Derry, Capstone Liverpool, Christie’s, Science Gallery and many others) and internationally in Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Serbia, USA, Australia, India, Canada and South Africa. Her performance Internal Terrains heads the British Library’s online digital performance collection and is used as its banner and twitter icon. Her work is featured in Traces, a public project about migrant artists significantly contributing to UK arts, also part of the Southbank Centre's exhibition Adopting Britain, alongside luminaries such as Lucien Freud, Mona Hatoum and Frank Auerbach. Natasha’s artwork has been funded by Arts Council England, British Council, Tower Hamlets, Humanities Research Fund, Hosking Houses Trust, Transatlantic Fellowship and numerous commissions and residencies. She holds a doctorate from the University of Warwick and delivers lectures, talks and workshops across the world, from Buffalo to Tokyo to Grenoble to New Delhi.
Dr Steve Presence is a Research Fellow at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol). He is a founder and co-director of the Bristol Radical Film Festival and convenor of the Radical Film Network (RFN), an international network for radical film culture (seewww.radicalfilmnetwork.com). Steve also writes about the mainstream film and television industries in the UK and is currently leading an AHRC-funded project on the feature-documentary film industry.
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