Monday 7th – Tuesday 8th June 2021

Online gatherings to explore collective and disparate work by black artists and artists of colour living in Britain and the diaspora.

Itinerant Imaginaries: an online seminar series

How can archival experimentation help us contend with, question and interrogate the narrative the nation tells about itself through the work of black artists and artists of colour in Britain? 

These online gatherings hosted by Creating Interference, aim to address the impasse we are currently facing by applying non-linear, collective and fragmentary methodologies to the work of black artists and artists of colour situated in Britain and the diaspora. They will address critical questions relating to intertwined histories of empire, memory, forgetting, radical collecting practices and the process of unsettling national archives. 

Join us for all three seminars. Please book your place here.

Monday 7th June (eve) we are excited to announce our keynote speaker  Françoise Vergès who will talk to us about activist approaches to knowledge work, a decolonial feminism and archives and anti-racist strategies urgent needed for our future.

On Tuesday 8th June (pm), we are hosting an In conversation session with Sepake Angiama and Rose Nordin who will critically engage with artistic practices that challenge national institutional frames and introduce DIY cultures.

And finally on Tuesday 8th June (eve) – Roshini Kempadoo will chair a conversation with Annie Jael Kwan (Asia Art Activism), Bisan Abu Eisheh and Chandra Frank to discuss how artists/activists with relationships to the global South speak back to and/or evade national formations?

Full programme:

Monday 7 June 2021, 18:00–20:00
François Vergès (public educator, writer and activist)

Tuesday 8 June 2021, 14:00–16:00
In Conversation 

Sepake Angiama (Artistic Director, Iniva)
Rose Nordin (graphic designer and illustrator)

Tuesday 8 June 2021, 18:00–20:00 
Panel Discussion | Troubling Collections

Panellists include: 
Annie Jael Kwan (curator and researcher)/Asia Art Activism
Bisan Abu Eisheh (artist, researcher)
Chandra Frank (curator, writer, researcher)
Chaired by Roshini Kempadoo (media artist, photographer and scholar)  

View biographies here

Creating Interference is working in association with CREAM (Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media), University of Westminster and this is part of a two day seminar series funded by the British Art Network.