Bodies of Knowledge
Three discrete commissions using performance and experimental documentary to explore the body as a site for the production and retention of knowledge. Read more
As part of Bodies of Knowledge, Raju Rage will collaborate with members of Nottingham's trans community to run a workshop exploring what it means for participants to be transgender in their worlds. Using video and photography to co-produce a body of images, the workshops will use narrative as a starting point to exploring issues such as medicalization and transitioning. This page will be updated with further information as the project develops.
Supported by Notts Trans Hub.
Raju Rage is an interdisciplinary artist who is proactive about using art, education and activism to forge creative survival. Based in London and working beyond, they primarily use their non-conforming body as a vehicle of embodied knowledge; to bridge the gap between dis/connected bodies, theory and practice, text and the body and aesthetics and the political substance. They work in performance, sculpture, soundscapes and moving image, focusing on techniques of resistance and utilising everyday objects and everyday life experiences in communicating narratives around gender, race and culture. They investigate history, memory and trauma, with an emphasis on colonial legacy, its continuation and impact on the body and contemporary diasporan identity. They are an organiser and member of Collective Creativity arts collective and a creative educator with an interest in radical pedagogy.
Notts Trans Hub is a community organisation and information service based in Nottingham. It functions as a hub for organisation and information about trans-friendly organisations and events, and campaigns locally for safer spaces for trans people.