23. February 2018 - 9:45 till 18:00
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Encountering Difference | Camberwell College of Arts | Friday, 23. February 2018

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 or non-visual representations of race, gender, sexuality, class, language, power, desire and aesthetics, this one-day symposium, will bring together a series of presentations and ‘unfinished’ in-conversations, between artists discussing current and alternative ways of picturing difference in contemporary lens- based practices and beyond.

Keynote: Dr Leon Wainwright, author of Phenomenal Difference: A Philosophy of Black British Art (2017).
Guest artists: Ajamu, Akiko Takizawa and Azadeh Fatehrad.

Artist participants: Pamela Breda, Clare Charnley, Beth Fox, Grace Gelder, Carl Grinter, Lena Heubusch, Caroline Molloy, Sabrina Fuller, Viviana Troya and Lyu Wen.

Closing remarks and screening: Hetain Patel.

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

Tickets: £5/7
Booking essential.

Please note this event takes place at the Lecture Theatre, Camberwell College of Arts
45-65 Peckham Road

Images, from top left and clockwise: Caroline Molloy, Ajamu, Azadeh Fatehrad, Pamela Breda, Carl Grinter, Akiko Takizawa.