UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE -The Tour/Discussions

In April 2015 THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE toured as a film to 4 venues in England as ‘The Unspeakable’ Tour. At each venue 3 speakers responded to the work. Here is a record of these events.

 

CUBE BRISTOL 30th April

Speakers: Isobel Harbison, (writer and curator) Pil and Galia Kollectiv,(Artists )  Esther Leslie (Professor of political aesthetics)

Isobel Harbison responds to the work

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version 2 - yet another group copy

GRAND UNION BIRMINGHAM 9 April

Speakers:  Erica Scourti, Tim Dixon, and Zara Dinnen

Cheryl Jones, director of Grand Union, and Zara Dinnen, lecturer in contemporary and modern literature, Birmingham University (pictured) introduce the event:

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Jennet Thomas introduces the film:

Presentation by artist Erica Scourti (pictured) in response to the film (click here for images: ERICA SCOURTI presentation pdf (images):

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Presentation by curator Tim Dixon (pictured) in response to the film (click here for images: TIM DIXON presentation pdf (images):

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Jennet Thomas (pictured) reads an extract from the book The Unspeakable Freedom Device that coincides with the film:

Jennet Thomas reading

This reading from Jennet’s upcoming book of the same title as the film, The Unspeakable Freedom Device, is repeated at every screening.

Panel discussion with Jennet Thomas, Erica Scourti, Tim Dixon, and Zara Dinnen:IMG_0399_sm

Audience Q&A: IMG_0424_sm

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PRIMARY  NOTTINGHAM 16 April

Speakers: Jennifer Thatcher (writer)  Sonya Dyer (artist, writer) and Niki Russell ( Artist, writer, curator)

Martin Colthorpe, founder of Modern Culture, introduces the event:

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Initial audience responses – panel discussion with Jennet Thomas, Jennifer Thatcher, Sonya Dyer and Niki Russell and audience q&a, part one:

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Presentation by Jennifer Thatcher in response to Jennet’s film (click here for Jen_Thatcher‘s presentation in PDF / images):

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Sonya Dyer gives her response:

Panel discussion and audience q&a, part two: 

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OUTPOST NORWICH  23rd April

Speakers: Oreet Ashery (artist)  Melanie Jackson ( Artist)  Paul O’Kane (artist and Writer)

Jennet Thomas introduction and reading

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Oreet Ashery and Paul O’Kane respond to the film:  

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Panel discussion:  IMG_0977_sm

Audience Q&A, part one:

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Response from Melanie Jackson:

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Panel discussion and audience Q&A, part two: IMG_0928_sm