Wednesday 9th December – 7 – 9pm
This event will take place over Zoom – details will be sent to you once your booking has been made.
Join us for a special online book club discussing the recently released publication In Other Words.
In Other Words, curated by Kate Marsh in partnership with Metal, is a collection of urgent reflections, created by 49 artists in 2020 exploring their hopes and fears for the future at a time of global crisis. Through prose, poetry, drawing, collage and photography it is a clarion call for change from a diverse group rich in wisdom, shared experience, and what it means to be marginalised in the UK.
Hosted by Kate Marsh in conversation with Harold Offeh, Nina Muehlemann, Rosemary Cisneros and Dr Swati Arora, they will reflect on the content, its themes and what their hopes and fears for the future may be,. There will also be time for the audience to join the discussion and ask questions.
Please note you do not have to have read the book to attend this event, however if you would like to you can purchase the book here https://metalculture.bigcartel.com or listen to the audio described version here – http://www.metalculture.com/projects/in-other-words/
This event will be BSL interpreted and is in partnership with Live Art Development Agency.
Kate Marsh, the editor of In Other Words and Associate Producer at Metal, is a disabled dance artist-researcher and producer. She is a research fellow at C-DaRE (Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University.) Kate’s interest is primarily in creating and nurturing spaces for marginalised artists to explore and realise their artistic ideas.
Harold Offeh is an artist working in a range of media including performance, video, photography, learning and social arts practice. He is interested in the space created by the inhabiting or embodying of histories. He employs humour as a means to confront the viewer with historical narratives and contemporary culture. He has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including Tate Britain and Tate Modern. He is currently a Reader in Fine Art at Leeds Beckett University and a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art, Goldsmiths College and The Slade School of Art, UCL, London.
Nina Muehlemann is doing a PhD in English Literature about arts and performance during the London 2012 Paralympics, specifically the way disabled artists engage with the idea of the Superhuman or Supercrip . In her blogs, she writes about her research, about disability in the media and art, and the gap between mainstream and Disability Culture.
Dr Swati Arora is a lecturer in drama, theatre and performance at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
Her work exists at the convergence of performance and visual culture, feminist theory, Black studies, and dramaturgies of urban life. She is working on a book on the aesthetic forms of resistance and refusal undertaken by contemporary performance practices in Delhi against an accelerating political crisis in India.
Rosamaria Cisneros is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University. She is a dancer and choreographer, dance historian and critic, Roma scholar, sociologist, flamenco historian and Peace activist . Her PHD research is in Sociology with a focus on Roma women, intersectionality, dialogic feminism and communicative methodologies.