Border Control - Artists’ responses to incarceration

Monday, May 23, 2016

Border Control
Artists’ responses to incarceration

Conference and Screening
Ruskin School of Art - Oxford University

This conference brings together artists who work inside spaces of incarceration and immigration detention. Hosted in collaboration with the Border Criminologies’ Subjectivities and Penal Power project this series of artists’ talks address the aesthetics of border control. Defined by activist methods of social practice within institutions of incarceration and deportation, these are bordered aesthetics. Documenting the state systems that put border control in place they explore confinement, censorship, and the power of archival and photographic evidence.


12-12:30 Mary Bosworth, Introduction

12:30-1pm Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, Immigration Archive Oxford
Respondent: Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, curator dOCUMENTA (14)

James Bridle, Seamless Transitions, 5:32
Laura Poitras, The Program, 8:21
David Rych, Sans Papiers, 14; Breaking the News 7:30; Border Act (VR headset)

2:00-2:45 David Rych, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art
Respondent: Oraib Toukan, Ruskin School of Art

3:00-3:45pm Edmund Clark
Respondent: Jonathan Watkins, Director of IKON Gallery

4:15-5:00 Nana Varveropoulou
Respondent: Jessyca Hutchens, Ruskin School of Art

5:00-5:45 Mario Badagliacca
Respondent: Johanna Muszbek, Architecture, Liverpool

5:45-6:30: Laura Saunders
Respondent: Michal Murawski, University College London

Postal address:
Kunstakademiet i Trondheim
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
N-7491 Trondheim

Visiting address:
Innherredsveien 7 (Industribygget)

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