LECTURE SERIES 4: NATASHA THEMBISO RUWONA
Throughout August and October 2020, we will be hosting an online lecture and talk series featuring artists and activists whose work is exposing the crisis in global capitalism which is putting individuals and societies at risk. Each event will feature a different speaker and will focus on looking at diverse art and activist practices through the lens of art, writing, protest, performance, and technology bringing together artists, scholars, writers, and activists from different geographies, disciplines and contexts to make sense of and tune into the uncharted territory we are living through.
NATASHA THEMBISO RUWONA
AFRO-FUTURISM & SPATIAL PRACTICES (PERFORMATIVE LECTURE)
Wednesday 9 September 2-3pm
Online via Zoom
A performative lecture rooted in Natasha’s research into Afro-Futurism as a tool for exploring and imagining the formation of new worlds. Afro-futurism is an aesthetic, theoretical and philosophical stance that advocates the reclaiming of agency in creative and experimental practices as they relate to the intersection of African Diaspora and techno-science; it uses science fiction, music, technology, myths and fantasies, which draw on black diasporic cultural aesthetics, to provide a lens through which the past and present treatment of people of colour can be critically analysed. Afro-futurism is both a radical reconsideration of history and a way to imagine possible futures.
Natasha Thembiso Ruwona is a Scottish-Zimbabwean artist, researcher and curator. Natasha’s artistic practice is research based and investigates racialised spatialisation (in line with Black Feminist Geographies) via the processes of writing, digital art and performance.
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Screening of the 2019 film Solidarity by Lucy Parker and Q&A with the artist
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Christine Tohme, Ashkal Alwan, the Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, on the project Perpetual Postponement
Tuesday 6 October 11am-12pm
IMAGE CREDIT: UMBILIC (work in progress) 2020, video essay still