Art and Migration Series
Talk by Dr Áine O’Brien
Tue 3 November, 7.30pm
Free event, booking essential
Art, activism, participation and collaboration: all terms that are frequently interchanged yet become messy and charged when used in relation to the complexities of global (forced) migration and the politics of representation. Who speaks for whom? Who is listening? And why does it matter?
The second in a three-part series, this event is organised by the Art Activism Network, which was born out of Autograph ABP and Will Essilfie's series of Art Activism Summer Schools in Summer 2015. The Art Activism Network meets monthly at Autograph ABP to share skills and provide feedback to group members; as well as produce a programme of public talks/ workshops to enhance learning in the field.
Dr Áine O’Brien is Co-Director and Co-Founder of Counterpoints Arts, London. O’Brien’s productions to date span documentary film, print, exhibition and curation. O’Brien directs, curates and produces cross-platform arts projects with migrant groups, artists and filmmakers, communities of place and migration advocates. Currently she is the creative producer of the participatory arts and communities of place project, Everyday on Canalside; co-researcher/producer of the arts and social action programme, Out of Place, and runs Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab. Áine is co-editor of a book/DVD-ROM ‘Projecting Migration: Transcultural Documentary Practice’ (2007, Wallflower and Columbia U Press).