Music, Myths and other narrative scapes about reinvention, survival, protection and transformation. We’ll listen to and read essays, poems and extracts of graphic (and other) novels that come from or have ties to the sea. Moving from the Caribbean to Detroit, to Fujian via Singapore and other islands and coasts, we’ll think and talk about socially produced phenomena. Who did/does what with/for ocean life, materials, sound and spirit – Retro future, future future, past passing, then and now.
Reading and listening materials from Sylvia Wynter, Derek Walcott, Kamau Brathwaite, Emilio Amideo, Rita Indiana, Drexciya, Alexis Pauline Gumbs , Jennifer Lucy Allan, Amelia Groom, Beverly Buchanan, Bishakh Som, Trung Le Nguyen.
17:00 – 19:00 Wednesday 27 Oktober, 3 November, 10 November, 17 November, 24 November, 1 December and 15 December.
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JAY TAN is an artist and educator who grew up watching a lot of TV in South London. They completed their MFA at the Piet Zwart Institute in 2010 and were a 2014/15 resident at the Rijksakademie. Based in Rotterdam, they make decorative sculptural and video installations heavy in domestic mechanics. This might mean dressing up model racing cars or bejewelling cavities. They teach in the Rietveld Academie Fine Arts Dept and the Masters of Artistic Research at KABK. They have shown work at the CACC Paris, Ujazdowski Castle, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Ellen de Bruijne projects and Gallerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, Futura, Prague, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, Vleeshal, Middleburg, the CAC, Vilnius, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Hollybush Gardens London, Tent and Kunstinstituut Melly (Formerly Witte de With), Rotterdam and RongWrong, Amsterdam.