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Encountering Difference
Symposium


    In November 2017, the Difference Goes Speed Dating event hosted a series of encounters between artists, students, academics and industry specialists engaged in lens-based media practices. Using speed dating as a format the speed-dating event aimed to survey the ways in which lens-based practitioners explore the concept of ‘difference’ in their practice.

    Whether focusing on themes of identity, the visual and non-visual representations of race, gender, sexuality, class, language, power, desire and aesthetics, this one-day symposium, will present these findings and discuss current and alternative ways of picturing difference in contemporary lens-based practices and beyond.

Keynote speakers, artists and participants presented papers and in-conversations.

Keynote speaker:
Dr Leon Wainwright, author of Phenomenal Difference: A Philosophy of Black British Art.

Speakers:
Ajamu, Akiko Takizawa, Azadeh Fatehrad, Beth Fox, Carl Grinter, Caroline Molloy, Clare Charnley, Grace Gelder, Lena Heubusch, Lyu Wen, Sabrina Fuller, Pamela Breda, Viviana Troy.

Closing remarks and screening:
Hetain Patel

This event was convened by Dr Ope Lori, artist and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at TrAIN Research Centre and was presented by the Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Graduate School Public Programme.

Camberwell College of Arts
London, UK
February 2018




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