Project Launch and Press Conference: 25 August 2005
The KISSS launch and press conference took place on Thursday the 25th of August at 6pm in the Auditorium of the WHITECHAPEL GALLERY London.
The programme included contributions from:Coco Fusco, Anne Bean, RARESONIK, Deej Fabyc , Joanna Callaghan, paula roush, Camilla Brueton, Season Butler, Maxine Hall, Dolores Sanchez Calvo and Calum F.Kerr.
The Screening of
Mrs. George Gilbert
a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert extends Coco Fusco's in- depth
examination of racialized imagery.
Autobituary: In 1969 on several occasions in Cape Town, South Africa I sat motionless for several hours with parts of my body painted black, on a public park bench officially marked Whites Only (Net Blankes). I was always threatened, taken in for questioning and moved on by the police. As part of a new work Autobituary, I recently repeated this action in parks in Hull and London. Strangely, the sense of surveillance and suppression was still palpable though utterly different. Originally, I felt overt, strong, angry, scared. Now, I felt covert and anxious.
How does what we wear and how we respond to our bodies
reflect our culture(s), phobias, supresssed energies, hopes and dissapointments
in this time of increased surviellance and supression?
video screening & performance: Media
strategy presentation: Bionic
performance: Breaking News: Information will keep you safe. Stay tuned.
This event is generously supported by University of Wales.