THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE- the talking…
In September-October 2016 the work showed at
Block 336 in Brixton.
On 12th October there were talks and an in-conversation in the gallery with Professor Simon O’Sullivan and George Vasey. Recording (if you scroll down) is HERE
In April 2015 it 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
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:
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):
Presentation by curator Tim Dixon (pictured) in response to the film (click here for images: TIM DIXON presentation pdf (images):
Jennet Thomas (pictured) reads an extract from the book The Unspeakable Freedom Device that coincides with the film:
This reading from Jennet’s upcoming book of the same title as the film, The Unspeakable Freedom Device, is repeated at every screening.
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:
Initial audience responses – panel discussion with Jennet Thomas, Jennifer Thatcher, Sonya Dyer and Niki Russell and audience q&a, part one:
Presentation by Jennifer Thatcher in response to Jennet’s film (click here for Jen_Thatcher‘s presentation in PDF / images):
Sonya Dyer gives her response:
Panel discussion and audience q&a, part two:
OUTPOST NORWICH 23rd April
Speakers: Oreet Ashery (artist) Melanie Jackson ( Artist) Paul O’Kane (artist and Writer)
Jennet Thomas introduction and reading
Oreet Ashery and Paul O’Kane respond to the film:
Audience Q&A, part one:
Response from Melanie Jackson: