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Talks & Seminars

Rethinking The Social - Digital Curating (via Zoom)

Prac­ti­cal and the­o­ret­i­cal work­shop on the over­looked his­to­ries of the web and the cul­tur­al speci­fici­ties of the online with cura­tor Shama Khanna

Date
06/02/21
Region
Region-wide
Address
Price
£10 CAMP members/ £18 non members / Two bursary places for POC
An introduction to the history of art on the web through the critical lens of Flatness (http://www.flatness.eu). This workshop will be live online via zoom. We will discuss key political questions of embodiment and disembodiment in relation to digital expression along with practical insights into curating and presenting work online.

This workshop will appeal to those with an active interest in achieving in social justice and alternative forms of encountering art online to the main social media channels and institutional platforms.

Using Flatness as a case study we will consider often overlooked histories of the web and the cultural specificities of the online for interacting with networked artworks as well as discussing related questions of audiences, professionalism and solidarity. For example, what kind of experiences can be created online compared to physical galleries? Who might feel addressed and what kind of work might manifest in this context?

As well as discourses around the digital, Shama will share practical advice on developing website projects and building audiences for your work.

Live since 2013, Flatness is a long-running project curated by Shama Khanna offering artists and audiences a space for creativity away from structurally unjust institutions and market-led forces of the web.

This long-term research and commissioning platform for artists’ moving image and network culture decentres hegemonic narratives from the margins of the online. Flatness presents a porous context for artworks to be shared as part of a genuinely networked culture.

Flatness values artistic experimentation and embodied, durational experiences of art on the web. It is curated from the perspective of a queer Brown sick womxn with the aim of uplifting practices which similarly aim to dismantle intersectional oppression.

BURSARY PLACES FOR PRACTITIONERS OF COLOUR
In conjunction with Shama Khanna, CAMP are offering two bursary places for practitioners of colour (POC) working as artists, makers or creatives for this session.

Criteria and how to apply:
There are two bursary (free) places available for POC living in Devon and Cornwall; non-members of CAMP are welcome to apply. Email info@camp-plymouth.org with ‘Rethinking the Social Bursary’ in the subject line. Bursary places are available on a first come first served basis, and if you have any questions, please also email CAMP.
Full information about the event and how to book at the here https://www.camp-plymouth.org/workshops/
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CREDIT
Disciplines
Curating Digital