Community Event: Workshop + Conversation with Charles Campbell- February 27, 2020 @ Double Bill @ Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC (Vancouver)

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Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Time:

(1) Storying for Awakening: Workshop with Charles Campbell
Thursday 27 February 13:00 – 15:00 @ 3rd Floor West Atrium (limited space, must register)

(2) On Erasure and Emergence of Communities: Charles Campbell in conversation with Denise Ryner, Phanuel Antwi, and Vanessa Richards
Thursday 27 February 17:30 – 19:00 @ Reliance Theatre, with light refreshments

Location: Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC (Vancouver)

Cost: Registration link here

Event Description:

Renowned Jamaican-born, Victoria-based artist Charles Campbell visits Emily Carr to share current research and projects addressing the lack of archives and knowledge of black historical communities across Canada.

When

Feb 27, 2020

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Emily Carr University of Art + Design

520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5T 0H2 See on Map

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Charles Campbell will hold two events, the afternoon workshop is intended for students and faculty and has limited capacity – sign up instructions are below.

The evening lecture welcomes all members, friends, and neighbours of the Emily Carr community to join the evening conversation and discussion.

Storying for Awakening: Workshop with Charles Campbell
Thursday 27 February 13:00 – 15:00 @ 3rd Floor West Atrium

This workshop is open to students and faculty interested in embodied storytelling as a mode of awakening and a means for activating erased, marginalised, and underserved presence and voices. Through a series of prompts and exercises, Charles Campbell will share his creative process and research methodology for his performance project Actor Boy: Travels in Birdsong, which, by responding to histories of migration and settlement, manifests alternative possible futures.

In keeping with the intimate work of this session, participants are limited to 20 on a first come, first served basis. Please e-mail Candice Hewitt at chewitt@ecuad.ca to secure a spot, to be confirmed by reply.

On Erasure and Emergence of Communities: Charles Campbell in conversation with Denise Ryner, Phanuel Antwi, and Vanessa Richards
Thursday 27 February 17:30 – 19:00 @ Reliance Theatre, with light refreshments

How can we pay attention to absence and what does it take to address erasure? Drawing out the lines of flight in Charles Campbell’s artistic investigations of historical, ecological, and culture ruptures in instinctual and involuntary human and animal migration, this multivocal panel discussion folds and travels through time and space to interrogate those forces that lead to the historical erasures of communities and inspect those memories that mobilise their reappearance and revitalisation.

A few words about our guest artist and speakers on 27 February:

Charles Campbell (MFA, Goldsmiths) is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and curator whose work explores and disrupts dominant social narratives in and from the Carribean. By examining histories of slavery and emancipation through painting, installation, performance, sound, and video, he creates metaphorical carriers of ecological and cultural memory to articulate movements that connect to larger patterns towards contemplating possibilities for the future.

Denise Ryner (MA, UBC) is Director-Curator at Or Gallery and Research Associate in the Department of Visual Arts and Film at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Her extensive research interests, also as a writer and educator, include how auto-ethnography influenced early 20th-century culture of the Black diaspora.

Phanuel Antwi (PhD, McMaster) is Assistant Professor of English at University of British Columbia. He writes, researches, and teaches critical black studies, settler colonial studies, black Atlantic and diaspora studies, Canadian literature and culture since 1830, critical race, gender, sexuality studies, and material cultures.

Vanessa Richards (MPhil, Cardiff) is Founder and Choir Leader of Van Van Song Society. As an interdisciplinary artist and facilitator with a foundation in music, writing, performance, and collaboration, she is committed to the unique history and futurity of people of African descent in British Columbia.

This double bill is sponsored by Emily Carr’s VP Academic + Provost’s Office.

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